If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spruce up your home, look no further than this fire extinguisher mini bar! This creative DIY project is perfect for any party or gathering and is sure to be a hit with your guests. Plus, it’s a great way to repurpose an old fire extinguisher that you may have lying around.
We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house. Whether it’s “still OK” or “might come in handy,” this kind of thinking can lead to hoarding in extreme cases. However, if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem with clever repurposing.
For example, an old dresser can be turned into a beautiful new bookshelf with some sanding, paint, and new hardware. An old door can be reused as a unique tabletop or hung on the wall as rustic decoration. And those mason jars you’ve been holding onto can be used to create pretty much anything, from planters to soap dispensers or an empty fire extinguisher you thought you can never use again!
Originality is tough to come by these days, but here are some creative ways you can style a minibar. For example, use a fire extinguisher to hang artisanal booze bottles nice & high. It's also possible to make an entire wall out of liquor or wine bottles - sorta like the ice shelves in Antarctica!
Believe it or not, you can still use an empty fire extinguisher. Since it has served its purpose of putting off flames, it can now be used to quench your thirst. Yes, you can keep a bottle of drink in there when you transform it into a minibar.
If you are looking for a creative way to recycle an old fire extinguisher, why not turn it into a mini fridge? This is a great way to upcycle an otherwise useless item, and it’s sure to be a conversation starter at your next party. Plus, it’s a great way to keep your drinks cold. So if you have an extra fire extinguisher lying around, put it to good use and turn it into a mini bar.
This project is a great way to repurpose empty fire extinguishers. You’ll soon have your very own mini-bar with a drink when you need it most. You can put in a bottle of wine, whiskey, or soda can. Your friends will love this cool idea. It’ll surely be the subject of many conversations one day!
Materials needed to build a fire extinguisher mini bar:
- Fire Extinguisher
- 22-ohm resistors (6 of them)
- Thin plywood
- 1″ by 1″ rectangular wooden pole
- Electrical tape
- Heat sinks (2)
- CPU fan
- Peltier device
- Thermal paste
- 9-volt power source
- Thin fabric
- Hinges (1 inch tall)
- Clasp (1-2 inches)
- Dremel (metal cutting bit)
- Hot glue gun
- Scroll saw
- Rivet popper and rivets
To complete this project efficiently, you will need to gather all the necessary materials in advance. This will save you time and effort in the long run. Make sure to have everything on hand before you begin so you can focus on the task at hand and not waste time searching for supplies.
To clean your fire extinguisher, start by unscrewing the cap and pouring the contents into a plastic bag. Once the fire extinguisher is empty, rinse the inside with warm water and mild soap. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a small brush to remove any stubborn dirt or grime. Be sure to rinse the fire extinguisher thoroughly and allow it to dry completely before reusing it.
Then cut the bottom of the fire extinguisher, being careful not to damage the extinguisher itself. This may be the hardest part of the project, so it is recommended to have a helper on hand to assist with cutting. A good clamp can also be helpful in holding the fire extinguisher while you cut it.
Next, cut out the door, this part will be a little easier than cutting the bottom. You will have to cut a rectangle an inch above the bottom to where the top starts to curve. Then, attach them together using hinges and clasps.
Then you will have to insulate it and cover the insulation (I used a piece of cloth to cover the insulation). You will now have to assemble your cooling unit, you might want to buy a preassembled one if you don’t know how to do it and proceed to the next step!
Finally, you can attach the circuitry, this will depend on how much voltage your device needs.
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Thanks to ColinK38 for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…
Here’s a quick video…