Cheers! Create Your Personal Wall-Mount Bottle Opener

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.

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And here’s the finished product along with some others I made for buddies.

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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.

10 thoughts on “Cheers! Create Your Personal Wall-Mount Bottle Opener

  1. Jeff March 14, 2017 / 5:27 am

    Hey Jeremy,
    Great video. I was wondering what size is the wood?
    Thanks, Jeff

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    • gadgetsandgrain July 31, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Hi Jeff. I used 1×8 (3/4″ by 7 1/4″) pine common board for this project. The board was cut to an 18″ length.

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  2. Teresa June 5, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I was wondering how you are mounting It? Or what does the back look like. I’m not coming up with ways to have or mount securely.

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    • gadgetsandgrain July 31, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      I screwed two holes in the board: one behind the cap catcher and one just behind the bottle opener. With the cap catcher off and with one screw of the bottle opener removed, I screwed the board onto my garage wall. If you are attaching this to a relatively smooth surface, you might want to consider using heavy duty command strips from 3M. They do a pretty good job and won’t damage your wall.

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  3. danaeross June 7, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Love this! How do you recommend attaching them to the wall?

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    • gadgetsandgrain July 31, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      You can either drill holes in the board and attach it to a wall with screws. My pre-drilled holes are located just behind the cap catcher and bottle opener. You might also want to consider Command Strips from 3M.

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  4. Jason August 1, 2017 / 1:52 am

    Awesome video I’m in the starting stages of this project on your catch can did you have to drill holes on the back so you could slide it over the screws or were you able to find the catch can predrilled that’s the only thing I’m trying to figure out is how I’m mounting the catch can so it’s even if I have to drill holes in the back thank you

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