In my unique furniture designs, I enjoy using both hardwoods and steel. When a nearby shop opened to feature local arts and crafts, I knew I’d have to make a variety of products have broader appeal. I have a few recent designs which are selling well at the shop; coat racks, the ‘Range Rack’ and two versions of napkin holders. Today I’ll focus on the napkin holders which are quite easy to make. After harvesting slats, I rip them to 2.5″ wide and plane and/or sand them to remove any splinters. I cut the inside pieces to 7″ lengths, the sides 7.5″, or 10″ depending on which model and then assemble with Titebond II would glue and a pneumatic stapler. On the model that includes salt & pepper shakers, I use recycled 1/4″ plywood for the bottom panel. I use a mixture of stain and boiled linseed oil for finishing the projects.
Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better: Pallet Napkin Holder