Build an easy DIY wall-mounted bottle opener using simple boards with this detailed tutorial and printable plans. Makes the perfect gift for him.
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This DIY wall-mounted bottle opener has been on my long “I need to make” list for a while. This is a super quick build and makes a great handmade gift too!
There is this perfect spot on the patio right next to the pool and the barbecue that has been begging for it.
Even though barbecue season is long gone, or a long way away… however you look at it, I decided to go ahead and just build it.
It was a day when I didn’t have a project planned and I was itching to build something.
It is based on Shanty-2-Chic’s version of the DIY bottle opener which I love because it has a little pocket to catch the bottle caps.
I made it shorter and added a copper bottle opener and trim because well… Copper is just glorious!
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How to build a wall-mounted bottle opener –
Grab your printable plans by clicking the button below.
I have a video with step by step tutorial on how to make this. The written tutorial follows below.
Step 1 – Prep the boards
- Make the cut for the plans.
A miter saw is a perfect saw for this but you can also use a jigsaw or circular saw or even a miter box!
- You basically need three sets of cuts – the back, the sides, and the bottom.
You can easily use scrap wood if you have enough lying around.
- Sand the boards for a smooth finish using a random orbital sander or sanding block.
It’s always best to sand boards before putting them together so you can get the best finish at the end
Step 2. Attach front and sides
The finish nails will secure the pieces while the glue dries and eliminate the need for clamps.
If you don’t have a brad nailer like mine, you can use a hammer and wire nails. You can even use trim head screws and a drill/driver if you want.
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Step 3. Attach the back
- Align the back piece to the two side pieces and attach them using wood glue and finish nails.
- The pieces should sit flush so that there is no overhang.
Step 4 – Attach the bottom
- Attach the bottom of the bottle opener using wood glue and finish nails as you did previously with the front, sides, and back.
Step 5. Stain
That’s it for the building part. Stain it with the color of your choice.
- I used Carbon Grey by Varathane. I love the rustic look it gave to my bottle opener.
Step 6 – Attach the bottle opener hardware
- Attach using a drill and the screws included with your bottle opener hardware kit.
- Attach the top of the opener to the front of the back piece about an inch from the top.
Step 7 – Attach trim for a decorative accent
I used copper sheeting to make the accent trim. I just love the look of the copper and it really adds to the overall rustic feel of the bottle opener.
- Cut the copper sheet, using tin snips, into 2″ by 2″ square pieces.
- Round out the sharp corners using a metal corner rounder.
- Mark the location where you want to bend the strip and use the edge of the wood to bend the sheet around it.
- Attach using finishing nails.
That’s it! An easy and gorgeous handmade gift for the man (or woman) in your life!
Did I tell you I am in love with the copper detail? I think it really finishes off this DIY wall-mounted bottle opener.
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She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"