If you want a wooden pencil case and you’re a woodworking hobbyist or do-it-yourself enthusiast, you want to be able to make your own. This project is ideal for beginners because it doesn’t require a lot of different tools and it doesn’t require any advanced skills.
Things You'll Need
- Two plywood boards, 8-by-2-by-¼-inch each
- Miter saw
- Two plywood boards, 8-by-1 1/2-by-¼-inch each
- Two plywood boards, 1 1/2-by-1 1/2-by-¼-inch each
- Wood glue
- Two 1-inch hinge kits
Build a wooden box frame using the two 8-by-1 1/2-inch boards and the two 1 1/2-inch square boards. Attach the pieces using wood glue and clamp them together for an hour to let the glue dry.
Attach one of the 8-by-2-inch plywood boards to the wooden box frame using wood glue and clamp the pieces together for an hour to let the glue dry.
Flip the box over so the plywood board is the base of the box and chisel off any excess glue that seeped out anywhere on the box.
Smooth out all the surfaces of the box using different grades of sandpaper. Apply a coat of wood stain to the box. Repeat with the remaining 8-by-2-inch board, which will be the lid for the wooden pencil case.
Attach two 1-inch hinges to one 8-inch long edge of the lid. The hinge kit will have the necessary screws for the hinges. Each hinge should be 1 inch from either corner of the board and 4 inches away from each other. Drill the screws into the board to hold the hinges in place.
Place the board over the box and drill the other side of the hinges onto the frame of the box.
- Photo Credit Wooden colored pencils into pencil-case. Clipping path. image by Veniamin Kraskov from Fotolia.com
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