These used recycled cans make a decent cutlery holder enough to be used for indoor and outdoor entertaining. They also provide an excellent rustic feel to the dinning area.
Directions and Things Needed:
– 6 clean, dry cans
– Enamel paint or Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint – in the color of your choice
– Block of pine 150 x 250mm
– 80-grit sandpaper / or Dremel MultiTool and grinding stone
– Wire nail and hammer / or drill/driver and 2mm HSS bit
– 16mm screws and screw cups
1.) Use 80-grit sandpaper or a Dremel MultiTool and grinding stone to remove any sharp burrs around the cut edge of the can.
3.) Use a wire nail and hammer, or drill/driver and 2mm HSS drill bit to put a hole at the top of each can, so that you can screw the cans onto the block of wood. If you are not using pine, you may need to drill a pilot hole into the board to make securing the cans easier.
4.) Attach a piece of leather strap to the top of the block using a screw and decorative screw cup – shown right. Use epoxy glue to attach a leather strap onto the front of each can as a name tag. Then its just a matter of putting everything together, and done.