Introduction: Stylish Coffee Capsules Holder
Make a stylish coffee capsules holder.
Today, looking for a present for my Mum, I saw, in a shop, a coffee capsule holder that would come very handy. But it was way too ugly...
Then I remembered some previous design, and having some acrylic and wood leftovers. So, this minimalist contemporary design was born.
This holder will be specific to one given kind of capsule.
Step 1: Needed Materials
- Acrylic plate, approx 38 x 6.5 cm, 2 mm thick
- Hard wood (e.g. beech) bar, approx 85 cm long, 1.5 x 1.5 cm thick
- 7 x M4 screws
- 6 x M5 nuts (as spacers)
Step 2: Measure Capsule, and Cut Pieces to Size
- Measure the capsule diameter under the lid, add two times the wood thickness, add 1/2 mm (so that the capsule will move freely), and you have the acrylic board width.
- For the length, take the lid diameter, multiply by ten.
- Think twice. The precision (especially for the width) is important.
- Use Masking tape to mark the cut. Carefully cut the acrylic board. Sand it. Or use a laser cutter if you are lucky enough!
- Cut wood to length.
- Cut the wooden triangle (which will serve as strut).
Step 3: Make Holes
Mark holes positions onto acrylic board. Bore 4 mm ∅ holes.
With masking tape, tighten wood onto acrylic board.
Make 3.5 mm ∅ holes. Do not cross the wood!
Chamfer the holes with a 10 mm ∅ drill. Use caution, do not ruin your work.
Step 4: Make Hole for the Strut
Mark strut hole positions onto acrylic board. Bore 4 mm ∅ hole.
Chamfer the hole with a 10 mm ∅ drill, on the board side that is the opposite to the other chamfers.
Align strut, and mark hole position. In the strut, bore a 3.5 mm ∅ hole.
Step 5: Oil the Wood
This is optional but will give a nicer and more durable look.
Apply linseed oil. Wipe out excess oil.
Let dry. I know it's hard to wait, but linseed oil dries quite quickly.
Remove protective film from the acrylic board.
Gently clean the board with soap and water if needed. Gently dry with a soft tissue.
Step 7: Mount Everything. Done!
Test with a capsule. If it does not move freely, then:
- either your wood bars are too close. Try sanding their inner sides.
- Or the nuts (spacers) are not thick enough. Try adding small washers.
Step 8: Enjoy the Finished Product!
Use it in steeper or flatter position (each side of the strut gives a different leaning angle).
For the next level, make a back-lit version glowing in the dark!