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I have been looking around for some time for some sort of tool holder, other than the tin cans I currently use on my desk, to hold my many pliers. Since I am a real hoarder collector of "stuff" I have made it my mission to purchase only consumable supplies and otherwise use what I have.
I came across this wooden box that was sitting around in the basement and thought I would see if it could work. The wood is really substandard...no amount of sanding made it smooth.
I gave it two coats of stain that included polyurethane that was left over from another project. It looks better, but is still rough in places. I guess I won't let the roughness bother me too much, since it will be a functional holder rather than a decorative piece.
I set it up this morning next to my Twinings English Breakfast Tea to see what it would look like. Yes, that is my everyday mug. I think the holder will work well, but I can already see that the rod where I will hang the tools will need some felt covering so the wood doesn't get chewed up or the tools damaged. It does make a nice little storage place; a little boring plain, but serviceable. I think I see a little decorating coming up next!
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