Workshops have their essentials: work bench, table saw, power drill, but there’s one tool I’ve been wanting to add for some time: a wall-mounted bottle opener. Sure, I could just use the opener in the kitchen drawer, but there’s just something satisfying about cracking open a cold one with one hand. With a little work, hardware off of Amazon, and some tricks I’ve learned along the way, here’s how you can make your own wall-mount bottle opener.
What You’ll Need
For this project you’ll need the following:
- Unfinished, untreated, sanded wood. I recommend a lighter wood like pine to help your design show through
- Disposable foam brushes
- 400 grit sandpaper
- Some type of finish to seal and protect your wood. I really like Poly Whey Furniture Finish
- If you wold like to add the vintage wood look to your opener, follow the instructions on my post about oxidizing wood.
- If you would like put a graphic on the wood plank, follow the instructions on my post about printing on wood.
- Bottle opener and cap catcher
For this design, my concept was to make the opener feel like it came from an old wood barrel plank which had the brewery’s logo stamped on. Below is a photo I took while visiting the Firestone Brewery in Paso Robles, California. This was my inspiration.
And here’s the finished product along with some others I made for buddies.
To find the logos, I used Google image search and downloaded the highest resolution image possible. Remember when printing the logo on the wax paper transfer, you’ll need to reverse the printing orientation so that the image actually prints backwards. This will ensure that the transferred image appears correctly.