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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2004 09:30:45 AM »

So I've been doing research into the correct way to seal the top of the table.  I see you used acrylic latex tile mortar and grout.  However this is confusing to me as mortar and grout are separate substances.  Ive checked around for such an item, and havent found one.  Also Ive talked to a number of people that recommend using a two part plastic epoxy like substance, something that cures as the result of a chemical reaction.   Anyone got any ideas for either method?

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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2004 01:41:26 PM »

Well, I wrote to the companies, and I'm not very pleased. 
Out of three companies, I wrote explaining the table I wanted to make and that it would be my best friend's christmas gift and said I needed probably 100 caps but if they could spare even 10 that would be fine..

Out of three requests, One never responded, One sent me 160 or so caps, and One sent me an email saying they can't send caps, but would I like something else?


So the caps I really really really wanted I'm not going to get, but I did get her favorite beer, so it's all good.

Any more new tips we might have on this project?
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2004 05:07:32 PM »

I am absolutly in LOVE with that!
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« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2004 11:25:16 AM »




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YOu know, I just noticed this, but shouldn't the Blue be *on* this table instead of on the chair in the corner? lol
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2004 10:47:53 AM »

when i saw this table i knew i had to make it for my friend's birthday.
it took me awhile [her bday was july 3rd], but i finally finished it today. i'm so happy with the results!
i just hope that the grout dries well.







as you can see i had a bit of trouble with the grout around the edges, but overall it was ok.

does anyone have any suggestions of how to take care of the table top?

thanks again for the great idea! and sorry for the big pics  Undecided
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2004 11:10:07 AM »

Once the grout is dry you can use a grout sealant - that will make it less likely to stain.
Then you can just use bathroom cleaner to clean it - after all you've just made essentially a tile counter (except the 'tiles' are bottle caps)
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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2004 10:28:55 AM »

Thanks for the updated instructions! I won 850 beer bottle caps from ebay, and then I won 2,000+ more caps yesterday and I'm really sad that I need to fill them all before I get going on the project!! I will need a very big workspace for this project... Roll Eyes I am going to put the caps on a big piece of plywood to make a portable beer pong table top for my boyfriend. I'm gonna get a piece of plexiglass to cover it and make a wooden frame to hold the plywood and plexiglass together. That is my great idea I need my brothers to help me make it because it's gonna be tough!
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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2004 05:34:27 PM »

Love it!!
When i was in college i lived with an artist gal who always saved caps, and wanted to do this, but never actually did. when we finally moved out of our apartment there were boxes of caps everywhere. ha!
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« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2005 01:19:42 AM »

Table I built. (4 X 2 feet, 959 beer bottle caps)

Want more info:  reply.


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« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2005 07:40:10 AM »

Phrixus! That is impressive! I'm jealous.
Someone stole the box with 1,200 caps out of my boyfriend's apt (why? I wish I knew) but I guess I have to start collecting again before I can make one  Cry
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