Upcycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.
  • Birdmen Bottle Opener. Copyright Birdmen.

These bottle openers are made from recycled skateboards. They are each about 8 inches long, perfectly smooth to the touch, and unique in design based on which skateboard they were made from.

Designed and made with local materials in the USA.

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The Design & The Good

These bottle openers are not only fun to look at, but extra fun for us to feature on as one of our first products. (The activity that follows opening the bottles is fun too.)

They are hand made by Richer Giasson in Providence, Rhode Island from old skateboards. Each one is unique, made from different pieces of the skateboard deck: Richer cuts each one and sands it with a water-based finish for a smooth surface.

Richer has been making things since he was a kid, inspired by his tinkering dad. He’s been creating a whole bunch of products – including ukuleles – for years, but when he saw his nephew collecting a few skateboards, he noticed that the neck angle and kick tail of the board were perfect for an awesome beer-opening gadget.

We like to call these bottle openers the perfect example of upcycling: using old or found materials and reclaiming them for something new. Plus, these openers were made, conceived, and designed in America with materials discovered in the local area. Cheers!