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Foamboard Marker Storage

Check out this smart DIY storage idea! Always have the colour you need on hand with this practical 6-compartiment storage shelf. Perfect for pencils, pens and markers, this inexpensive project will get your studio organized in no time.

Instructions:

How to store your markers in style

Step 1: For a 6-compartment storage shelf that fits most markers cut the following pieces in the specified dimensions:

 

  • 9.5 x 6.5 inches (cut 3)
  • 6.5 x 6.5 inches (cut 2)
  • 7 x 6.5 inches (cut 2)
  • 7 x 9.75 inches (cut 1)
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    Step 2: Take the two pieces that measure 6.5 x 6.5 inches and make a mark to indicate the center of each board. Cut a ¼ inch wide channel from the center to the edge of the boards.

     

    Step 3: Take one of the 9.5 x 6.5-inch boards and measure 3 inches in from each side. Cut a ¼ inch wide channel from the center to the edge of the board.

     

    Step 4: Connect the 3 boards, sliding each board together so that the ¼ inch channels interlock and form the compartment grid.

     

    Step 5: Take the two remaining 9.5 x 6.5-inch boards and measure 3 inches in from each side. Trace the inside of these lines with a hot glue gun and secure the boards to the top and the bottom of your compartment grid.

     

    Step 6: Take the two 7 x 6.5-inch boards and measure and mark the center line on the 7-inch side. Apply a line of hot glue along each side and the center line. Secure them to either side of the compartment grid making sure that the glue aligns with the board ends.

     

    Step 7: Glue the final 7 x 9.5-inch piece to the back of your storage compartment. Turn it over and stuff your new storage compartment full of all your favourite markers! It’s time to get colouring!

You will need:

  • Foamboard
  • Utility knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Cutting mat
  • Markers
  • Decorate your new storage self with markers or leave it plain
  • Measure twice, cut once
  • For best results use a fresh blade when cutting foamboard

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