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Project by Druk posted 06-10-2014 11:51 PM 2064 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first projects. A coffee table made of Red oak with a simple design with a Beer Cap top. I thought about doing this after I seen one similar at my son’s Frat house. So the Painstaking task of drinking over 600 beers to get the caps. (Btw the paint can openers that Lowes gives you open the beers without denting the top) Once I had enough caps, I made the table and stained it. I measure the height of the caps and added ¼” for the frame to hold the Glaze. I had a design in mind for the caps and began lining them up and gluing each cap down. I then started to pour the Glaze Coat Epoxy. I did three pours and after each pour I ran a torch over the top to get rid of any air bubbles that came up. Takes a day to cure and in the end it looks like water on top. Pictures can’t capture how smooth and transparent this stuff is. So after 45 different beers and over 600 caps, I gave my son his table. We are now drinking our way to the next project ?

-- when I grow up. i want to be just like...





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rtbrmb

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 11:51 AM

The table turned out great-especially the top. Thanks for sharing the process on how the top was constructed.

Bill in MI

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 12:11 PM

That looks awesome! A project where “preparing” the raw materials is fun! Thanks for sharing. How much epoxy (gallons) did that project take?

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 02:06 PM

:-)

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 06-11-2014 02:59 PM

freaking sweet. i love the description of “the painstaking task” of drinking 600 beers… that’s hilarious.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Druk

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 04:01 PM

Mike, it took one gallon. The key to this stuff is to make sure the suface is level and wait for the bubbles, they will show up

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Ben

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#6 posted 06-11-2014 04:53 PM

I’ve been saving caps for a while to do something like this. I was thinking a bar top. I can probably at this point make one that is all Guinness products and another with a full variety of other beers.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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Ben

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 04:56 PM

Love the pattern you did for it too. Really looks great.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#8 posted 06-11-2014 06:37 PM

”The key to this stuff is to make sure the suface is level and wait for the bubbles, they will show up”

I suppose that applies to both phases of this project! Fine work. You deserve a cold one.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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Druk

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#9 posted 06-11-2014 11:59 PM

Ben, I seen a bar top like that and it looked great, they had beer coasters in it to fill in some spots . Go for it- it is a FUN project. (Just make sure all the saw work is done before you have all the caps )

Picklehead, haha, i did have to have a few, It was hard to get the pattern right unless i did that.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

-- when I grow up. i want to be just like...

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