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Friday, October 16, 2015

DIY Bottle Cap Bin w/ Opener

This is a nifty little bin designed with a bottle opener and a bin below it to catch the bottle caps. This can easily be hung on a wall (or bar) and can be completely personalized for the beer or bottled soda lover!

Bottle Cap Catcher DIY Project


½” thick x 5-1/2” wide x 24” long craft board (sold at most home improvement or hobby stores)

Miter saw, jig saw, or hand saw

1-1/4” brad nails

Wood glue

Primer and paint, or stain and sealer

Metal bottle opener

Step One

Make a mark at one end of the board 1-1/2” down from the top. On the opposite side, make a mark 3” down from the top. Draw a line to connect the two and cut the piece on the angle. Repeat the process of drawing the lines, then make a cut along the straight line. There will be two angled pieces for the sides of the bin.

Bottle Cap Catcher Step 1

Lawless Bottle Cap Catcher

Step Two

Cut a piece the width of the board by 1-1/2” long for the bottom. Cut 1” off of the width making the piece 1-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Cut another piece the width of the board by 5-1/2” wide for the front of the bin. The remaining piece will be the back.

DIY Bottle Cap Catcher

Step Three

Secure the angled pieces to the back using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails – the angle will face to the front.

Secure the narrow bottom piece to the back between the lower end of the angled pieces using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Finish the pieces as desired.

Bottle Cap Catcher Step3

Step Four

Once the finish has dried, secure the front to the angled pieces with the bottom edges flush using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Bottle Cap Catcher DIY

Step Five

Secure the bottle opener to the upper end of the back using ½” screws. 

Bottle Cap Catcher

Mount the bin wherever you want!

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