|Project by SkipM||posted 11-06-2008 11:10 PM||3648 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
As a small part of a gift, my wife gave me a beer bottle opener that mounts to the wall. (Shaped like a bulldog’s face since I am a big Mississippi State sports fan. The first thing I tried to do was find a place to mount it near the micro-fridge in my basement (a.k.a. – The Guy Room). Not wanting to mount it to the sheetrock, and not wanting to damage the fridge trying to screw it to the side, I decided that I needed a wooden box around the fridge that I could attach it to.
For about a year, the micro-fridge in the basement was becoming a countertop for multiple things, ranging from a liquor dispensor, to coasters, and more. So the need for something to attach the bottle opener to, then became the need for a bar around the fridge to provide more counter space as well. This then created the need to buy a router, a new table saw, build a workbench for the garage to have somewhere to work, and the list goes on. In designing the bar with help from my father (an engineer), I decided that I also needed some shelves to keep my pint glass collection, and that those shelves should probably be lighted to display them all. (All because of a little bottle opener).
So I set out to build my first project since I used to help out in my father’s shed as a kid. The result is a great little bar with counter space up top, a micro-fridge set in underneath, lighted shelves for glasses, and a bulldog bottle opener sitting on top… still not mounted.