Introduction: Pallet Beer Opener
i found a broken beer opener in one of our cupboards. so i decided to make a beer opener from an old pallet plank i had from the garden box project. its not a very hard project but you do need a beer opener. it takes about 2 /3 hours to make. just follow the simple steps and you'll have a new amazing beer opener in a few hours.
Step 1: Measure and Cut
we begin with making a normal plank. you make this with one big pallet plank. mine was 75 cm or 30 inches. i first sanded the whole thing. after sanding i cut the plank in half. so that gave me a 37.5 cm or 15 inches plank(75:2=37.5). than i got the back sticks. both planks where around 15 cm or 6 inches wide, but i wanted to leave some space in between. so than i cut the planks for on the back. they where both around 15.5 or 6.2 inches long.
Step 2: Assemble
now that you cut everything you can put it all together. just do it like in the picture. you can do it with screws or nails, it doesn't matter. i choose nails just for fun.
Step 3: The Opener
now that you got the structure. you can drill holes in the plank and in the opener. i put the opener on like this: nut-washer-wood-pvc-opener-washer-bolt. the pvc in between the opener and the wood is about 1 cm or 0.3 inches long.
Step 4: The Picture
i put the picture on with my transfer pen. if you want to know how this works please go to this instructable:(https://www.instructables.com/id/Plane-on-Pallet-Board/). all the information is in the instructable. i got the picture from google, and i think it looks great on the wood. i do think i could have placed it in a better place. because now you can only half the bottle. but i still think it looks good.
Step 5: The Basket
on the bottom i made a little basket to catch the bottle caps. its made from the same wood as the board. i made it by cutting two 45 degree triangles. i also cut a 15 by 8 cm or 6 by 3 inches board. i put it on there with nails and woodglue. at last i put two hanging srews in the top.
your done, have a cold beer for your hard work. :-)
if you have any questions you can just ask me in the comments.
Participated in the
Reclaimed Wood Contest 2016