Hi all, it’s Martin again. This project I’m going to show you how to create this week combines two of my most favorite things in the world: ice cold adult beverages and PVC trim from Inteplast Building Products. A PVC bottle cap catcher is the perfect Father’s Day gift, accessory for your deck, patio, or outdoor entertaining hot spot. I even built and installed one on the fence post between mine and my neighbor’s house so when we meet in the back yard to talk DIY shop with one another, we’re well prepared. And of course because PVC trim products won’t rot, split, crack, or absorb water, and are resistant to termites and other pests, there is no better material to use to build your PVC bottle cap catcher.
Well as the name implies, it’s not only a bottle opener, but it catches the bottle caps as well, which is the perfect solution for me because I collect beer bottle caps with the idea of making a bottle cap end table top one day. I’ve been collecting caps for four years now, so I’m eventually going to have to start this table top project or rent a storage unit to hold them all. Without further ado, here’s what you’ll need to get started.
Materials you’ll need:
Let’s get started. The first step is to cut 15” off of the 1 x 6 PVC trim board.
Next, miter at 45 degrees of one corner then you will need to mark where the cap opener will need to be installed. The hole to hold up the opener is 1-1/4” from the top and the cap opener is 1” away from the center of the top hole.
In this next step, you will need to cut the cap catcher. You will need to cut off from the 1 x 6 plank: (2) 4” pieces for the sides of the catcher, (1) 5-1/2” piece for the front of the catcher. The corners of the front piece will need to be beveled at 45 degrees for a tight miter joint.
Next you will need to cut the bottom piece of the catcher which is 4” x 3-1/4” then drill three holes for drainage (centered). After that, use the two corner clamps to bring the catcher together then use the clamp hold the bottom piece while you fasten the stainless trim screws into the holder.
Get excited, because we’re almost done. To bring this project together, attach the holder. Apply PVC cement to the holder then use the clamp to secure the catcher to the base. Wait a few minutes while the catcher is bonding to the base then use the stainless steel screws to secure the piece together.
We made it to final step. Just attach the cap opener. And you’ve got your finished product!
That’s all there is too it. To find PVC trim board in your area, check out Inteplast Building Products Where to Buy tool. Now if I could just get Harley motivated to fetch a beer from the fridge I’d try it out. Let me know what cool products you’ve made from PVC. Thanks for reading.
Martin (and Harley)