Beer Cap Table

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Project by Derek Edman posted 02-05-2014 10:35 AM 2767 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t have any before pictures, but It started out as an old beat up end table. The assortment of beer caps were glued on to the table then I took some trim and built a frame around it. The frame was built about 3/4” above the beer caps, then we used Enviro-tex Lite 2 part epoxy and poured it over the beer caps. It’s self leveling so we poured it to the top of the trim. Painted it black and put the dowel rods in between the legs.

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 11:29 AM

I’ve been saving my caps for a long time with the intention of doing a full bar top.I drink a different beer nearly all the time, with Guinness being my most common beer. I’ll keep saving until the time is right, so I should have quite a variety by the time I actually build it. How did you glue the caps to the table? also, did you pour the epoxy all in one go? I’ve never used anything like that so I’m curious about the process. Is it a two part mixture? This project turned out nice, the top looks nearly like glass. Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 12:11 PM

Great looking table, interesting collection….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Marty 529

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 01:47 PM

Interesting idea. I’ve seen pennies. Nice job. Looks great and will be a good conversation piece for years to come.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 03:11 PM

That is one of the classier bottle cap tops that I have seen. Good job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 04:30 PM

very cool idea, I have a big coffee can full of coins collected from all over the world. I think this is a good way to display them.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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Derek Edman

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 04:50 PM

Thanks everyone!

Ben- The caps were attached with a hot glue gun. The epoxy I used is called Envirotex lite Pour-On Two Part Epoxy. Im pretty sure it says just to apply the epoxy 1/8” thick at one time, but we poured it all on at once. The only problem with that approach is that once it starts to set up, a lot of bubbles start to rise to the surface. A blow torch takes care of that but this was our first time using this stuff so we had to end up putting a small layer on top to smooth it out. It’s some really fun stuff to work with though!

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 06:42 PM

Derek , did you have to buff or Polish the surface after poring it ? I have got about 8 bags of Bud caps to use for something like this.

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 07:04 PM

Very nice!
Question me this… What are the dimensions of the table top & how much epoxy did you use? I see it sold in range of 4 oz to 1 gallon sizes.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 09:32 PM

Looks to be 11 by 22 bottle caps in size.

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 10:45 PM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Beautiful Work! Thanks For Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Derek Edman

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 10:47 PM

Richard- Once you pour this stuff on bubbles start to surface and the best way to get rid of the bubble (that I found at least) is to get a blow torch and lightly go over the bubbles and they will pop and you’ll have a smooth finish, no buffing or polishing at all. I do think that for the best results it would be smart to only pour 1/8” – 1/4” at a time, that will minimize the amount of bubbles that surface.

dpwalker- Every time I’ve used it, it seems to take more than what I expect it to take. This table took about about 3 16Oz boxes if I remember correctly. The actual dimensions of the table itself are 15 3/4” X 27 3/4” and the caps are 11 by 22.

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 07:19 PM

This is wicked cool. Very nice job on it. I like how you managed to keep the colors of the caps scattered across the table and evenly distributed without having any noticeable pattern.

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#13 posted 02-10-2014 04:27 PM

Cool table! Great way to display your beautiful beer cap collection. The black paint really shows the fun colors and variety of the caps. Great job!

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