When you think about it, a beer cap is probably one of the weirdest things in the world. It’s a little metal lid that serves as an airlock to stop your bottle from exploding when it fills with carbon dioxide during fermentation. But who would ever come up with something so silly? Redneck ingenuity at its finest! In this article, we’ll be covering how to glue down beer cap table DIY—a simple and inexpensive way to upcycle old furniture by using beer caps as a surface.
The best part is that this project only requires a few supplies and takes very little time. Once finished, you will have an one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that will look great in your home or cabin! Let’s get started!
How To Glue Down Beer Cap Table DIY
What You’ll Need:
- Glue- This can be anything from wood glue to a heavy-duty adhesive.
- Utility Knife- A sharp one will make this project go much smoother.
- Ruler- A metal ruler will work best.
- Sandpaper- 120 to 150 grit should be enough.
- Paint- This is optional depending on what you want the end product to look like.
- White Paint or Stain- To cover up the beer cap edges.
- Masking tape- You will need this to keep the cap from sticking to the table while you’re gluing it down.
- Paintbrush- For the stain or white paint.
- Heavy-duty Table- This is pretty much mandatory.
- Clamps- These will keep the table from warping while the glue dries.
First things first, you will need to find the right bottles. Most bottles will work, but beer bottles are ideal because they are about the right size and shape. The best bottles for this project are the short stubby ones as opposed to tall ones. This will make it much easier to clamp the table to the bottle, which we’ll get to in a minute.
Next, you will need to remove the labels and clean the bottles. Make sure to use warm water and soap to prevent the glue from sticking to the bottles, which is what will happen if you don’t clean them thoroughly. – Once you have all of your bottles ready, you can cut out the shapes. Make sure to leave enough room to clamp down the table.
Now it’s time to lay down the adhesives and seal the bottoms. This is where the beer caps come in. You can either glue or nail the caps to the bottoms of the bottles. This will make it much easier to clamp the table to the bottle.
After that, you can paint or stain the caps. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, but it will make the table look more professional.
Lastly, you can glue down the beer cap table. Make sure to use plenty of clamps to prevent warping.
This project is perfect if you want to make a table out of bottles but don’t have a lot of money to do it. It’s also a great way to upcycle old furniture and make it new again. Even if you don’t have any old furniture, this project is great for repurposing bottles that might otherwise end up in the trash. So whether you’re looking to make a beer cap table or something else entirely, this project is sure to be a success!