Sunday, November 22, 2015
Zach often asks me if I'm going to just look at them or if I'm going to use them. So I broke down and used them...here's what I've done so far.
The anal retentive side of my brain was getting frustrated each night because I didn't have a good way to organize the pencils and keep them in color order after I was done drawing. Also the trays that the pencils come in are flimsy and I had to spread them out all over my work surface leaving me no room for my pad of paper.
I decided I needed some sort of vertical arrangement. And this wooden stand works perfectly!
It's made out of a 2x6 cut to 4-21 inch lengths.
Each tier is an inch lower than the previous. We shaved the lengths down on the table saw and sanded the pieces smooth.
We clamped the wood overnight to dry.
These were the drill marks.
Then we drilled the holes...took forever, but it was worth it. The holes are 1 1/2 inch deep
I love it!!! And already have ideas for organizing other art supplies in a similar way. It would even be great for crochet hooks and knitting needles.