Super-Cool Pencil Holder

Submitted by JoanneS on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:56

Isn't this the coolest pencil holder EVER?! Hubby made this from a landscape timber with the drill press. Love how you can see through the holes in the bottom!

He used a hole saw attachment on the drill press, after cutting the block of wood down with the miter saw. This one is the prototype, from scrap wood. I'm thinking this would be absolutely gorgeous in Cedar! This received a quick sanding and 2 coats of clear water based poly.

As soon as he teaches me how he did this, I'm going to post the plan for 'Dan's Super-Cool Pencil Holder!' Thanks Honey! :)

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
sanded with fine grit sandpaper, 2 coats of clear poly, sanded between coats.
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:10

Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying this on my own too. Hubby came up with another technique that I think will be easier for me - using a 2" forstner bit and a regular drill. Hopefully I'll get to experiment with that this weekend, and I'll be sure to post process pictures. :)

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