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Easy Bottle Opener For Indoors or Outdoors

Easy Bottle Opener For Indoors or Outdoors
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Who needs and wants a bottle opener that is easy to make?  I do, and it’s also just in time for Father’s day or a gift for that special man in your life anytime.

You’ll need:

1 x 6 ” red wood board

bottle opener

galvanized bucket

ruler

pencil

10 x 1 oval Phillips sheet metal screws x 2

10 x 3/4″ hexagonal sheet metal screw

nut driver

drill

saw



Cut your red wood so that it is 2 feet in length.

Sand your red wood.

To find the spot where your bottle opener will go, measure 2 inches from the top and …

2 and 3/4″ from the sides and place a dot with your pencil.

Use a drill and drill a pre-hole where your screw will go. This will make it easier to drill in your hole. We used a 3/32nd drill bit.

After having your top hole ready – place the top bottle opener hole over the pre-drilled hole and drill into place using your 10 x 1 oval Phillips sheet metal screw.

Center up the bottom hole, 2 and 3/4″ from the sides.

Use a drill and drill a pre-hole where your screw will go. This will make it easier to drill in your hole. We used a 3/32nd drill bit.

After having your bottom hole ready – place the bottom bottle opener hole over the pre-drilled hole and drill into place using your 10 x 1 oval Phillips sheet metal screw.

Measure 8 inches from the bottom and 2 and 3/4″ from the sides and make a pencil mark. Pre-drill a hole where your next screw will go.

Using a nut driver, screw in your 10 x 3/4″ hexagonal sheet metal screw.

(Our design started with a hook but we found the hook and handle got in the way and the bottle caps wouldn’t land in the bucket.)

Place your bucket on the hexagon screw and you’re done.

We have updated our design by adding a washer to the nut screw. This holds the bucket a little more secure but still allows for a removable bucket.



We made 5 of these as end of the year gifts for our son’s baseball coaches. We are planning on having the boys all sign them.

As seen on Hometalk Live – want to watch the video?  Click on the photo below –

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Comments (7)

  • This is a really clever idea for a large party. I think about how no one would have to keep track of a tiny bottle opener. LOL 🙂

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  • Did I miss a step? Des this sit on the grounds? Does it hang on a wall? If so, how is it hung? Cool idea, would be great on the patio or porch.

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    • Hi Linda, great question. Since mine were gifts for the coaches I didn’t hang it up. So to hang it up – I recommend buying 2 large screws and screw through the board into the wall/deck/post. Place one screw near the top, and one near the bottom for stability.

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  • Several people around here where we live have made these openers. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop Link party.

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  • This would be perfect for my BBQ and the Heineken Beer drinkers, lol. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I’ll be Pinning this post.

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