Christmas is coming up and pencil boxes make terrific gifts for kids and adults alike.
The Tiger Maple box here was specifically made to hold 24 colored pencils to go along with some coloring books. The liner is made from Walnut. The lids are cut off at an angle so they can only fit one way.
The other two boxes are made from some hardwood flooring samples I had, one is Chestnut, and the other is an unknown Brazilian hardwood. The liners for these boxes are made from pine, and they are made to fit generic pencils or pens.
They are finished with Danish Oil and furniture wax.
In order to fit a specific number of pencils I used SketchUp to work out the interior size of the box and I worked outward from there to get the final size of my parts.