Tired of rummaging through drawers looking for a bottle opener? Frustrated because you need to open a bottle and only have one hand available because you are a) juggling a drippy scoby, b) carrying a basketful of eggs, or c) only have one clean hand?
Yes, I know. Homesteader troubles.
Not to worry! I have your solution! I am here to save the day!
I give you…. Wall Bottle Opener! Da da da daaaaa!!!!
Wood plank (you may stain, if desired) – we used a 1 x 4, cut 15 inches long
Bottle opener – like this one
4 wood screws
2 small lag bolts – similar to these
Wire coat hanger piece – about 9 1/2 inches
1. Stain wood if desired. We stained our plank with THIS kind of stain.
2. Position bottle opener about a half-inch from top of plank. Secure with two wood screws.
3. Place remaining wood screws at bottom of plank, 1 1/2 inches from the bottom, 3/4 of an inch from the sides. Do not screw them in completely – leave out about 3/8 of an inch to allow room to wrap coat hanger wire around it.
4. Wrap wire coat hanger around top of mason jar, below the lip. Using a pair of needle-nose pliers, bend the last half-inch of wire in towards the center of the jar (this will be on the backside of the jar). Line jar up with screws on plank and bend wire around the screws. After lining everything up, it may be easier to place jar in the wire after it has been secured.
5. Drill a 1/4 inch hole in plank, 4 1/2 inches from each end, dead center. Once you find the desired location for the bottle opener, locate a stud, and secure plank to wall using lag bolts.
6. Grab a beer, open it with your new kick-ass opener, and reward yourself for being so dang handy.
Now go out there and be productive – with a drink in hand!