The Overflow Beer Caddy

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Project by AlanGwiz posted 196 days ago 5654 views 24 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Overflow Beer Caddy

What would happen if you put a 6 pack of beer into a bucket filled with paint? This was the question behind the design of the liquid wood styled beer holster. I wanted to create a purposeful/ practical piece that represents a frozen depiction of an unstoppable and free flowing action. The combination of a melting shell and liquid filled interior, once a third party is introduced (beer bottles) it displaces the liquid forcing it to flow over and out of the melting edges.

I decided to make the puddle of wood that forms under the bottle opener a bucket to catch the bottle caps that fall bellow, flowing into a functional shape.

Liquid Wood: Padauk
Surrounding Wood: Zebra Wood

Signature: Burned in with wood burning pen

Inspired by Bonsoir Paris’ – Duremen Series

Wood purchase from House of Hardwood LA – houseofhardwoodla

Thanks for checking out my work,
Alan Gwiz

-- Alan Gwiz, (my day job)

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#1 posted 196 days ago

That is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time!!!

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#2 posted 196 days ago

wow, very interesting design, awesome job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#3 posted 196 days ago

That is wild. Very creative.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 196 days ago

Awesome! Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 196 days ago

nice work! Is there a magnet trapped to catch the caps?

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#6 posted 196 days ago


This is excellent!

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#7 posted 196 days ago

This is so cool!! It is definately a convesation starter. Great idea and perfect execution!

-- Tommy

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#8 posted 196 days ago

Very creative…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 196 days ago

@ratchet (Is there a magnet trapped to catch the caps?)

it does not, just the cup shape from the melting wood, but that is a great idea. Thanks

-- Alan Gwiz, (my day job)

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#11 posted 196 days ago

This is very nice. Outstanding.

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#12 posted 196 days ago

I think I just had an acid flashback. Very original, very cool.


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#13 posted 196 days ago

Awesome work

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#14 posted 196 days ago

Very, very unusual concept done with wood. Great job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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