After finishing with constructing the driftwood coffee table, I still had some leftover wood from our trip to Dreher Island, so I decided to put some of it to good use. I ended up deciding to donate several pieces to one of my friends in exchange for him allowing me to use a couple of his tools to make a pencil holder, a candle holder and some drink coasters!
Before I went to my friend’s house, I actually made the pencil holder at home. I simply cut off a block of wood from one of the thicker remaining pieces and then drilled holes straight down for some pens and pencils!
Once over at my friends house, I used his stand-up sander to flatten out a piece of wood I had cut off and then used his router to carve out perfectly round and even circles to fit tea light candles!
Finally, I clamped a piece of round wood to his table and shaved off six thin slices of wood to use as coasters. When I got home, I sanded them down and coated them in sealer to protect them from drinks.
And that was it! Super quick and easy for all these projects and I got to use up a little extra wood for cool little crafts. Now we have lots of reminders from our trip all over the house!
Have you done any woodworking crafts lately?