Coca Cola is the drink of choice in our home brought to you by Robert West. There’s something enjoyable about the taste of lime as it fizzles to the top and refreshes. For the last 20 some years I take the time to enjoy an iced cold Coca Cola especially when it’s blistering hot outside. It could even be said that I like to have a few Coca Cola gadgets on display in the kitchen.
I decided to put together a little challenge with some blog friends to see if others had the same enjoyment for this tasty goodness that can also inspire creativity.
I made this Coca Cola bottle opener for Robert because I know there will be work days at the new property where an ice cold Mexican coke (made with real sugar cane) will be his grab to go drink. This project is so simple and it came together after a little shopping trip at Hobby Lobby.
Supplies From Hobby Lobby and Hardware Store
- Unstained board
- Mason Jar (any jar with a rim would work)
- Coca Cola Bottle Opener
- Three Screws and a bolt
- Wood Stain
- A drill and screw driver is also necessary
Staining the Wood
This project came together at different times beginning with staining the wood first. I used Minwax natural oak stain by applying with a rag. This was so easy and I made sure to let it dry overnight.
Adding the Jar
- Mark the metal rim on the back with a pen because we’re going to drill a hole so it’s easy to attach it to the board.
- Then drill a pilot hole at the center of the board.
- Attach the rim using a screw, and take a bolt so it comes between the wood/rim and connect with a screw driver.
The bolt allows the jar to lay against the wood so it’s flat and once the rim is attached you can screw the jar in place. This step is a little tedious but it’s also super easy.
Attach the Bottle Opener
This bottle opener piece from Hobby Lobby; it comes attaches to the base so the first thing is to remove those screws. Then drill two pilot holes into the wood and attach the red base and opener at the same time to the wood using a screw driver.
There is also another hole at the top of that red base. This can be used to attach the entire project to the wall with a screw so it’s secure, just remember to drill a pilot hole first prior to connecting. Wasn’t that easy? Seriously I think it took me longer to take the photos than it did to actually make this project.
When we finally move onto our new property I think this Bottle opener will be placed in our workshop right next to a little fridge that will be filled with good old, Mexican coke… because Coca Cola made from real sugar cane is simply the best.
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