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Resin bottle top table

We decided to liven up our old wooden patio table by using some beer bottle tops we had collected from across the world and setting it in clear resin. The final product exceeded our expectations. The table holds a total of 967 beer bottle tops from 29 different countries. It took about 3 years to collect. It is not all beer, some gaps were filled with non-alcoholic beverages to add a bit of extra colour.

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The brilliant team at Octagon Limited shopfitters created a plywood base with a snazzy Corian lip to retain the resin. It even lifts off.

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Before

After

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I had some help unpacking all the bottle tops.

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We started by packing them all out in colours, roughly matching the colour scheme of our patio mosaic which we completed the year before.

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I sorted all the tops by colour and kept them in separate containers.

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When the creativity bug bites you, you keep going day and night!

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The cat was his usual inquisitive self and kept lying on the table and jumbling up our design before they were all stuck down.

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Hot glue gun was the quickest way to glue the bottle tops down. This is to ensure they do not float up when you pour the resin.

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Beers from 29 different countries are featured:

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1. Australia

2. Argentina

3. Bangladesh

4. Belgium

5. China

6. Chile

7. Cyprus

8. Czech Republic

9. Denmark

10. France

11. Germany

12. India

13. Indonesia

14. Ireland

15. Italy

16. Jamaica

17. Japan

18. Kenya

19. Namibia

20. New Zealand

21. Mexico

22. Mozambique

23. Poland

24. South Africa

25. Spain

26. Sweden

27. Thailand

28. UK

29. USA

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