Very excited to share my most pinned DIY project to date…this awesome bottle opener and cap catcher with a Chalkboard front! I know variations of these are everywhere and super popular right now so why not show you how I made mine so you can do your own?! Father’s Day is coming soon and this would be a perfect gift!
- 1 – 1x6x17” whitewood or pine wood
- 2 – 1x4x3.5” whitewood/pine
- 1 – 1x6x3.5” whitewood/pine
- 1 – 1x6x4.25″ whitewood/pine
- 1 Wall Mount Bottle Opener Mine is from World Market
- finishing nails and wood glue
- Nail Gun – optional
- Safety Glasses
- Sander/Sand Paper
See how I say I juggle being a stay at home mom and blogger/DIYer – I made this within 10 minutes in the kitchen while Avery ate breakfast. Anyone can do this! 🙂
Step 1: Have the wood cut to the specified dimensions. If you don’t have a saw, simply have it cut at Lowes or Home Depot for you! All you need is 1 1x6x6′ and 1x4x6′ -you could make several bottle openers from this much wood.
Step 2: Attach 1x4x3.5″ side pieces to the 1x6x3.5″ bottom piece as shown below using wood glue and nails and clamps if you have them.
Step 3: Attach the front piece next, 1x6x4.25″ using wood glue and nails.
Step 4: Now you are ready to nail/glue this to your 1x6x17″ board. Line it up at the very bottom and I suggest using clamps to hold it in place after you glue. Makes it much easier to nail it then.
Step 5: Sand it all smooth and remove any excess wood glue so it doesn’t affect the stain color you choose.
Step 6: Stain/Paint or apply polyurethane coat if you want a natural finish. Once dry attach the bottle opener to the top center. If you want to add the chalkboard front, tape off a square using Painter’s Tape and paint with chalkboard paint. I usually do at least 3 coats. This dries very fast so you won’t have to wait long between coats. Then you are done and ready to use it! Cheers!