Contrasting Pen Holder

Contrasting Pen Holder
 
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Chris RosenauPublished on 4/28/2017

I made this project to be used at my upcoming wedding this November. This will hold pens/markers for my guests to use when they sign the guestbook. I made this out of mahogany and white oak. I used 4 pieces of mahogany and 2 pieces of white oak because that is what I had on hand. It's a simple project that looks great on any desk or work surface.

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What you will need

Mahogany​ about 3/4"x6"x3" two pieces

White oak 3/4"x6"x3 2 pieces

Wood glue

Drill press with 2" forstner bit

How to do this project

1

Start by cutting the wood to the rough length and width that you want your pen holder to be. Make them all a bit longer and wider than needed to allow for trimming it up.

2

Apply glue to all the joining surfaces and face glue them together for several hours.

Apply glue to all the joining surfaces and face glue them together for several hours.

3

Scrape off excess glue and trim the stick to it's finished dimensions

4

Drill the hole. I started with a smaller bit first (1" forstner or spade bit) to make it easier on the larger 2"  forstner bit.

Drill the hole. I started with a smaller bit first (1" forstner or spade bit) to make it easier on the larger 2" forstner bit.

5

Sand it smooth inside and out. I used a drum sander on my drill press to clean up the hole and finished it up by hand.

6

Apply your desired finish. I just used the basic Minwax satin polyurethane with no stain.

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches4/28/2017 ☰
Amazing!! Please share more.
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Joe Osiel avatar
Joe Osiel5/3/2017 ☰
Love it!!!
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