I couldn’t come up with a very good name for this one. Magnetic Bottle Cap Catcher, Cap Catcher, Bottle Opener with Magnet, Magnetic Bottle Opener? I ended up with “Bottle Opener with Magnetic Catch”. If you can’t name it, then describe it. Whatever the name I thought this was a pretty fun and easy project to make. I’ve seen these at craft fairs, and online. All different flavors of wood and different types of catches. Some magnetic, some just a simple cup attached to the bottom of the board.
For this one I decided to try the magnetic catch at the bottom. Which strangely felt like a science project when I got the magnet. I was a little floored by how powerful these things are. It’s called a rare earth magnet; which after a little searching I found it’s really not rare (not even a little). If you decide to make one of these be sure to read all of the warnings about the magnets. For the bottle opener hardware they have a ton of these in different sizes and designs. I thought for mine I would simply use one that has the best team in the NFL on it. I put links at the bottom of this post where you can find some of the items I used to build this.
For a little extra help with this project I also put together a video of how I made this below. If you make one of these be sure to post it over on the WoodLogger Facebook Page. I’d love to see how yours turns out.
Materials & Hardware
Not a lot for this one. I used a scrap piece of Oak that I had.
- (1) 1″ x 4″ x 4′ – Oak (This would allow you to make several of these)
- Wall Mounted Bottle Opener( I chose one with an Indianapolis Colts Logo on it)
- Rare Earth Disc Magnets(I chose one that was 2″ x 1/4″ magnet but you could also use a 1.5″ x 3/8″ Magnet)
Milling & Assembly
Items I Used to Finish this
Note: I used a 2″ diameter magnet, but you could use a smaller 1-1/2″. You’ll just have to drill the size you need for it. Also I chose a Colts bottle opener, but there are hundreds of Wall Mounted Bottle Openers to choose from.