It is officially the holidays which means we are plagued with toy commercial after toy commerical and kids being brainwashed into thinking that they need every single thing that comes across the TV. If you fail to get one of those toys, you will basically fail as a father. Your wife or girlfriend will be blasted with commercials of some tool doing a really creative wedding proposal and quietly wish you would be more romantic (which will compel you to buy them a piece of expensive jewelery. What about you? What about the men during these holidays? If we get one more tie we might just go postal. The one area that you hopefully were able to retain some control over in your house is the man cave. It should have an oversized TV, light up beer signs, and if you’re lucky a bar. So what would make that man cave shine a bit brighter? How about a chandelier made out of beer bottles? Thought that would perk your interest.
We were contacted by John over at Brobility.com and he highlighted a few of the projects he has done. One of the projects that stood out was his beer bottle chandelier because it seemed fairly easy to make and could really make a basement bar look pretty friggin’ awesome. John was nice enough to do this project without using anything super advanced like welding because he knew if any of our users tried to use that, they would just end up burning their house down. So he made this chandelier utilizing simple techniques that most of us could replicate. The biggest problem you will run into with the directions John provides is choosing the beer. We liked the choice he went with on the website of the Platinum bottles because they look so nice. Guiness bottles could look good too but they might be a bit to dark and block some of the light. Keep all of those things in mind when you select the beer bottle. If you are wondering what materials are needed, we have provided the list here. If you are serious about this, the link to Brobility is below and you can go to their website to view instructions.
1’x2′ sheet of metal of Diamond Plated Aluminum
1’x2′ sheet of 1/4″ mirrored acrylic
8x – 4-1/2″ long 1/4″ thick bolts
16x – 1/4″ nuts
8x – spring washers
8x – acorn nuts
4x – 1/4″ crown bolts
6x – small ‘S’ hooks
~6′ of chain
1-3/4″ hole saw
2-1/2″ hole saw
Square for measuring and tracing out the cuts
Metal file for smoothing out the edges