1. Scrabble Coasters (I used a Super Scrabble set)
2. Super glue
4. Clear coat
2. Sander (optional)
3. Cutting board
4. Box cutter
Cost of materials:
1. $25.85 through amazon I over paid for the scrabble tiles. If I had extra time I would have order them through Hasbro replacement parts for Only $6.50 for a normal set.
2. Already had
3. Used leftover Cork Self-Adhesive drawer & shelf liner from our kitchen cabinets.
4. Already had
Total: $25.85 (again this could be a lot less if you are more patient then me)
Like always, if you want the quick instructions scroll down towards the bottom of this post.
The first and most difficult part of this project was figuring out what words to use. I wrote out a list of every 3-4 letter word that had to do with drinks or drinking that Alex and I could think of. I then sorted them into six groups of words. Using a letter frequency counter online to calculated how many of each letter I was using. Then I looked up the letter count in both a normal scrabble set and a super scrabble set. Being an engineer I made a spread sheet to calculate how many sets I was going to need.
Stir, lime, salt, rim
pure, dry, tart, neat
Iced, tea, chai, pour
you, we, our, me
good, foord, (blank), fun
soda, diet, fizz, cola
bean, mug, java, shot
Bar, last, call, home
vine, stem, red, wine
beer, hops, brew, ales
case, pint, shoot, keg
wine, cork, aged, vino
mint, pub, cask, malt, body, dark, nose, bomb, red solo cup, tap, gin, milk, rum, gone
I am still planning on making a set for Alex and I. We are really into endurance events so I am going to make a few with word that deal with that. Here is what I got so far:
feet, foot, nuun, tri, bike, swim, run, pace, mile, lap
After I was done finagling all of the letters, I used started gluing the letters together one but one. In attempt to get the pieces as level as possible I used a square for the two edges.
actually had a homemade circular saw bench that my grandpa made. It worked perfectly for what I needed.
1. Sort letters
2. Super glue letters together using square
3. Sand edges to make flat (optional)
4. Apply two coats of clear coat
5. Cut out cork in the shape of the coaster
6. Stick cork to back of coaster
7. Have a drink, you are done!