I knew you will like it as much as I do!!!
Originally Posted by Pingpongfan
Absolutely beautiful woodwork. Was it made just for you? It is a perfect pencil storage box.
Originally Posted by ManedWolf
is impressing! Is it off the shelf or custom-made?
, so do I - but in vintage tins!
It is homemade and the only-one of its kind. I've made the designs and a relative of mine made it.
Originally Posted by birdlady
WOW geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez that is awesome.. and bet pricey too .. what a great thing to have for the pencils home
Since it's homemade I can't give you an actual price. But if you take the daily wage of a Master Carpenter working full time for two and a half weeks, add to that the cost of the materials (wood, glue, varnish etc), add a reasonable profit for the business that it needs to stay open, add also any extra fees that may apply to your country (like taxes) and you'll get a rough estimate of what you'll have to pay if you make a custom-built order for something like this.
I have spend many hours designing it. Because it may be a beautiful piece of woodwork, but if it wasn't factional it would just be another pretty furniture. For example, I don't know if you've noticed but the grooves for the pencils are shorter than the pencils them selves. This was not made to save wood. It is by design. If the grooves where as long as the pencils there would be no easy way to take a pencil out of the drawer. There would simply not be enough room for the fingers to easily grab a single pencil. But by having these lowered spaces there (one on the tip and one on the head of the pencil) I can just press one side of the pencil and the other will be lifted right up, making the task of grabbing a single pencil easy as pie. Take a look at the photos bellow to see what I mean.
Who knew how useful a kneaded eraser can be!!! Look at it acting as a Stand-in for my finger while I take the photos!!!
(Why can't I edit my post No5? I was saving it as a placeholder for these images but I can't find an edit button.)