Project Guide

How to Make a Bottle Opener Game

Measure and Mark
Someone marking a measurement on wood using a tape measure.

Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the 2- x 2-foot plywood with a pencil according to the cut list.

  • One backboard: 12 1/2- x 20-inch
  • Two side sections: 2 5/8- x 20-inch
  • Two side sections: 2 5/8- x 14-inch
  • Four divider sections: 2- x 2 1/2-inch
Follow the Cut Diagram
Cut diagram that illustrates the plywood cuts: One 12 1/2- x 20-inch section, Two 2 5/8- x 20-inch sections, Two 2 5/8- x 14-inch sections, Four 2- x 2 1/2-inch sections

See cut diagram for reference.

Make Cuts
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Use a circular saw to cut the marks you just made on the plywood board.

Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

Create Nail Pattern
person hammering nails in a pattern into plywood
  • Create the nail pattern by marking on the plywood and offsetting nails 2 inches apart (see diagram in step 5).
  • Drive nails into plywood.
Nail Pattern
illustration of a piece of plywood with nails arranged in a pattern

Tip: Make sure the nails stop before sticking out the back of the plywood.

Build Frame
person using brad nailer to assemble the board
  • Lay the 20-inch pieces of plywood on the end of each side of the back panel, securing with the brad nailer.
  • Place the 14-inch pieces on the other ends of each side to complete the frame, securing with the brad nailer.
Attach Divider
Person wearing latex gloves painting the board.
  • Evenly space the four dividers on the bottom end of the backboard.
  • Secure using a brad nailer, nailing through the bottom part of the frame. Flip over and nail through back of plywood to completely secure.
  • Paint as desired
Attach Acrylic Sheet and Bottle Opener
Person drilling through an acrylic sheet.
  • Remove the plastic film from both sides of the acrylic sheet.
  • Drill 7/64-inch holes into each corner of acrylic sheet.
  • Place the acrylic sheet 3 1/4 inches up from bottom of the frame and secure with nails.
  • Center the bottle opener above the acrylic sheet and screw to the backboard.