Here’s a super easy, cheap and quick way to create a pencil holder in minutes, out of a 2×4
My son needed an emergency homework station in his room we’re working on, so I smacked up a costco folding table, but was stumped on what to put his pencils in. Pencils in a cup felt ‘boring’. I wanted him to be able to fiddle with stuff to entice for longer sits. (tricky, huh?)
Inspired by Burlap and Denim’s wood planter… (thanks Amanda!),
I set to work using a 2 x 4.
Sand a 2×4, then with your cordless drill, go to town creating little holes with a.. drill hole maker. Help woodworkers, what is that thing called?!
(watch it be called a drill hole maker)
Anyway, I just eyed the holes and drilled. No measuring.
They came in my awesome little tool kit. I love this kit! But it needed to come with a cardboard insert with info, like boxes of chocolate, so we can sound somewhat educated for all things blog.
(I promised to show you how to work with tools… I still need to do that.)
Whatever it is, I used a 3/4″ for fatter highlighters,
and 1/2″ for regular pencils and pens.
And here it is! The 2 x 4 pencil holder runs nearly the entire length of the 6 foot table so it’s crazy fun to fiddle with!
Once the room is more complete, it may get hit with some cool treatment. More to come.
And yes, it was that ‘easy’.
All posts on this bedroom to date can be found HERE.