Custom Bottle Top Bar Will Give You Serious Man-Cave Goals.

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Here's the finished bottle cap bar. This is a custom made, bottle cap, bar top. What a beautiful piece of work!

This guy Chris had a dream. He wanted to have a bottle cap bar top and he wanted to build it himself. Some people that dream do only that, accompanied by a lot of empty talk. Not many actually take the next step of doing. Chris is not a talker, he is a doer. The proof is in the finished product.

He had his family and friends saved bottle caps for over five years so he could put them into his custom made bar top. You will see below that it wasn’t always easy or quick, but look at the beautiful end result. It was definitely worth the effort.


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It was made with bottle caps that had been saved up for over five years. They are beer caps from all over.

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Free labor is highly under rated. Someone said having kids is tough sometimes. Putting them to work on the sorting process doesn't appear to be one of those times.

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Here's the caps sorted out. The sorting process took a long time. The colors had to matched up well so they looked good next to each other over such a large space.

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The bar top was built by hand. They were made with two large pieces of good quality 5/8" plywood.

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A nice finish of matte black came out of several cans of Rustoleum. A good covering is all that's needed. It doesn't have to be perfect because it will be covered by the caps and epoxy.

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When the top is placed on the base it has to be perfect. If it isn't level the epoxy will pool up and not be smooth.

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Putting the caps in was a very long process. Keeping them together by background color gave it a nice, varied look.

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This is where they were four hours into the process. They had to start over several times, trying to get the perfect look.

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Randomly throughout the bar top there are bottle caps that are upside down. Those are ones that have messages on them.

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$500 of epoxy resin was used to finish the job. It tends to go where it wants to though when it's poured, so it's good to have the entire area covered for protection.

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The pouring process is very difficult. You have to focus on the spaces between the caps and you have to pour small amounts at a time. Any more than that will cause the caps to start to float.

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Five total coats covered everything nicely. The final coat was allowed to drip over the sides to ensure a perfect layer with the sides.

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They used a heat gun to get the bubbles out of the epoxy. This takes quite a bit of time as well but you can already see the results starting to take shape.

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Looking down from above you can see how the colors flow into each other. This was accomplished by strategic placement of white and black caps.

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Looking down the long side of the bar you can see the hard work that it took. It's a very unique look.

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A look down the short side of the bar gives a complete look at everything. This is a very cool thing to have and to do it yourself must be very satisfying.

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It wasn't an easy job and it certainly wasn't done in quick fashion. It certainly turned out beautiful though. Very well worth the effort.

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