Hardwood desk tidy for pens and pencils

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 1451 days ago 2056 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box designed as a desk tidy for pens and pencils, which also includes a little cubby hole for an eraser. It has a simple lift-off lid (the lid and base has two notches for correct alignment). This intended to grace any desk top and help keep the build up of clutter under control.

The box in millimetres is 250w x 75h x 107d. Its base is of beech (external side surface), pitch pine and oak. The lid is of ash jointed with spalted elm, the latter giving that lovely marbling effect. The little divider is sycamore.

I have used my favourite Danish oil for the restrained low-shine finish, with a final coat of wax polish.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#1 posted 1451 days ago

Love the look of that that spalted elm!
Box looks very nice and great job.
Those pens are sure lucky to have such a home.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 1451 days ago

very nice contrast you have there..very nice

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 1450 days ago

Nice box..unique design.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#4 posted 811 days ago

I like the way you used several jointed boards for the ends instead of a single piece, it gives it visual interest. Nice job!

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