How to Make a Bottle Opener Game

Build a DIY Father’s Day gift that turns bottle caps into a game

Under 2 hours

What You Need

1
Measure and mark
Measure And Mark Cuts - Make Bottle Opener Game

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

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MAKE CUTS
Make Cuts - Make Bottle Opener Game

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.

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CREATE NAIL PATTERN
Create Nail Pattern - Make Bottle Opener Game


• Create the nail pattern by marking on the plywood and offsetting nails 2 inches apart (see diagram)
• Drive nails into plywood.

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

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BUILD FRAME
Build Frame - Make Bottle Opener Game

• 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.

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ATTACH DIVIDERS
Attach Dividers - Make Bottle Opener Game

• 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.

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ATTACH ACRYLIC SHEET AND BOTTLE OPENER
Attach Acrylic And Bottle Opener - Make Bottle Opener Game

• 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.