Accessory Holder

Submitted by brittanyj on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:50

Made this Accessory Holder as a Christmas gift for a male cousin to hold his phone, watch, ring, glasses, and wallet.  Comes apart for easy movement.  I like the two-tone of the stains and the simplicity of the holder.  Router kept giving a bit of kickback, biting into the wood where it was unwanted, hence the messy cord line, but as with most of my projects, I don't mind the mistakes that make them more "unique".  Artistic choice?  : )  Also difficult was figuring out the angle to cut the opening slot for the side piece.  It needed to be angled to set the side piece just how I wanted it.  Eventually decided on 10 degrees.  
The idea for this holder was based on this: http://cleverwoodprojects.org/woodworking-projects-for-beginners-six-ea…

Don't read the site- it was clearly written by a bot or ESL individual, because it's mostly gibberish.  Just used the image for inspiration.

I freehanded a design that then was drawn on the wood and had plenty of fittings and mockup pieces made throughout to figure out how things would fit.  Fun challenge, great gift. 

Estimated Cost
Scraps
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Early American, wax polish
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate