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Fathers Day Bottle Opener and Beer Flight DIY Project After
  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 2 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain in Carbon Gray
    • Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain in Aged Wheat
    • Wooden Board: 22 1/2 in. Long, 7 3/4 in. Wide
    • Bottle Opener, 2 L Shaped Brackets, Hook
    • Wooden Block 7 3/4 in. Wide
    • Drop Cloth or Kraft Paper
    • Lint Free Cloths or Rags
    • Unfinished Beer Flight
    • Cordless Screwdriver
    • Clear Beer Mug
    • Sanding Block
    • Wood Glue
    • Stir Sticks
    • Screws
    • Gloves
    • Rag

Make your Father's Day 'crafty' this year with a DIY project for Dad. Put the finishing touch on a handmade bottle opener or beer flight,  with Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain. 

Step 1: Draw marks on board where the opener will be attached. Drill holes where the marks are.

Step 2: Prepare bare wood for staining by sanding in the direction of the grain. Begin with #120 grit sandpaper and progress through #150 and #180 grits. 

Step 3: Wipe the wood with a lint-free cloth to ensure a clean surface.  

Step 4: With a lint-free cloth, and in the direction of the grain, apply Carbon Gray wood stain liberally to the board and wooden block. Allow the stain to sit for 2-3 minutes before wiping off, also in the direction of the grain. Repeat with Aged Wheat for the beer flight.

Step 5: Allow the stains to dry for approximately 1 hour. 
Step 6:
Glue the wooden block onto the board. Screw the opener, brackets, and hook onto the board for the bottle opener.

Step 7: Mount the bottle opener to the wall and attach the beer mug to the hook. 

TIP: If looking for a cohesive look, spray all hardware pieces with your choice of Universal Enamel Spray