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Project by Sanding2day posted 05-28-2013 12:41 PM 1218 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a table which was nearing the end of its life from a neighbor who no longer wanted it and this provided a good base from which to make this project from misc scrap. I put in a base with 2 by 4s and press board, closed off the sides with some old furniture scrap, routed 2 by 4s and some plywood finishing off the top with oak veneer.

The table began with a glass top but after putting in a plywood base I added to the top with a number of bottle caps and routed almost circle bottle/can holders, put a hole in the top for bottle top collection and decided I didn’t care for the exposed hole and thus the LJ steal from Kevin. Doesn’t nearly equate to the level of craftsmanship he exhibited link below but opens bottles and provided the desired cover.

Although not clearly displayed I wanted something to do with remaining strips of walnut, cherry, and maple left from end grain cutting boards and made a practice coaster using 1/8” thick strips and pour epoxy. I currently have 5 more curing with a much better setup so am trusting these will turn out well and will be posted later this week along with a coaster holder being made for my mother’s birthday… Thanks for looking…

Kevin’s bottle opener http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84298

-- Dan





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 06:46 PM

Very cool, I’ve been going to do something with bottle caps for years just never seem to get around to it. I like this design.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 07:32 PM

Thanks Dug… Actually did utilize the different caps forming a nice organized design to start with but following an accidental dump after an hour of organization I opted for just throwing them in for the time being…

-- Dan

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 07:39 PM

Unique,maybe I could do the hood of my truck the same way. :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sanding2day

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#4 posted 05-28-2013 07:44 PM

Whatever does it for you Jim… Would certainly be interested in a pic if you choose to do so :)

-- Dan

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 05-28-2013 08:39 PM

Hey Dan
Just kidding around. your table is cool in no way am I trying to discount that at all. Great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sanding2day

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#6 posted 05-28-2013 09:19 PM

Thanks Jim, didn’t take any offense… Actually pondered for a few on what kind of look a bottle cap hood would look… Decided against it for the Cadillac but depending on the truck/hood would no doubt turn heads :)

-- Dan

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Roger

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 12:19 AM

A way kool idea with those bottle caps. Very neat

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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RibsBrisket4me

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 12:22 AM

Perfect for a man cave/game room or pub room! Love it!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 01:46 AM

I think this tops them all!
Good idea and conversation piece remembering ”where did I have that?” Similar to the avid wine cork collectors.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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