Art Supplies Caddy

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Project by DanaBabcock posted 12-23-2016 09:08 PM 637 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this art supplies caddy from walnut and maple for a co-workers daughter for Christmas. Her specifications were for a caddy about 2 feet long which would have big holes for crayons and little holes for pencils and things, and somewhere to keep paper that could fit on a desktop. Came up with a design from there and then spent an awful lot of time gluing and drilling with forstner bits.

Finished it with semi-gloss polu, spray glued some felt in the front and put felt casters on the bottom.

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#1 posted 12-24-2016 09:13 AM

Beautiful, well organized! I like it!

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 10:52 AM

Very nice! Well thought out and built. I bet getting all those forstner holes drilled was no small task!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 12-24-2016 12:36 PM

looks great and I’m sure it’ll put a big smile on the recipient’s face! Merry Christmas

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#4 posted 12-24-2016 05:07 PM

Hello DanaBabcock
Cool idea

I love it

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 12-26-2016 10:29 PM

With the exception of waiting for glue to dry, yeah, the holes were the longest part. Took a good few hours to get them all done!

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#6 posted 01-20-2017 06:34 PM

A great way to organize all the bit needed with art supplies, favourited!

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#7 posted 01-20-2017 06:53 PM

Very nice job, Dana!

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#8 posted 01-20-2017 07:16 PM

This is a wonderful project and will be a great organizer for your shop. Your artistic supplies will have a fine home in this piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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