Who doesn’t enjoy a bottle of beer every now and then? If you drink beer, then you probably know the satisfaction that comes from sampling a rare brew and then collecting the bottle cap to commemorate the moment.
If you’ve been collecting bottle caps but can’t think of a nice project to do with them, maybe this custom bottle cap bar top is the perfect idea for you! It’s a DIY project that will definitely make a great conversation piece in your house 😉
The custom countertop that you see was made out of five years’ worth of bottle caps collected with the help of the DIY-er’s family and friends. Their initial plan was to layout images using the bottle caps but instead opted to create an easier gradient effect. They initially wanted to make clear colour transitions, but they had way more black caps than the other colours for them to achieve the desired effect. The solution – they decided to just let the colours “flow” and overlap with each other. You can view the gallery below to better see how the bottle caps are laid out! 🙂
Aside from the gathering period, sorting the bottle caps took the builders a lot of time. It also took a few tries of arranging the bottle caps until they were satisfied with the look. This DIY project is indeed time consuming from start to finish. But the result shows that it was definitely worth the wait!
What do you think? Do you want to build your own awesome bottle cap bar top?
You’ll need these materials:
- Heaps of Bottle Caps
- 5/8″ Plywood
- 1-1/2″ Poplar
- Wood Glue
- Matte Black Paint
- Drop Cloths and Towels (for cleaning)
And these tools:
- Table Saw
- Brad Nailer
- Spirit Level
- Heat Gun
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You can get step-by-step instructions from thepassionofthechris over at Imgur!