Saturday, June 5, 2010
I'm back with the dimensions and directions for my Copic marker cubbies.
Supplies - foam board (1) 20" x 30"
craft knife and extra blades
quilting ruler(s) and cutting mat
hot glue gun and glue sticks (high temp)
outside dimensions - 14"H x 4 1/4"W x 5 1/2"D
side panels - 5 1/2" x 14" (cut 2)
shelves - 4 1/4" x 5" (cut 6)
top - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (cut 1)
bottom trim strip 1/2" x 4 1/8" (cut 1)
In order for the shelves to tilt back so the markers will stay in place, I offset the front and back measurements by 1/2". The spacing between the shelves is 2 1/4".
Cut slots a little less than 3/16" wide and 5" long for the shelves to fit into on each side panel. Remember to make the slots mirror images of each other. Trim 3/16" of foam off the top edge for the top to fit into.
Once all your slots are cut out, you can begin assembling. Glue one shelf at a time onto one of the side panels.
To attach the second side panel, I started each shelf about an inch into its slot, then ran a bead of glue in the remainder of each slot, and quickly slid the panel into place. You must act quickly when glueing several edges at once.
Glue the top on, and if you want a finished look, a little trim strip on the bottom shelf.
I made two of these to hold all my Copics. (As soon as I finished these, I ordered more. Yes, I have a problem.) Each shelf will hold 26 (maybe 27) sketch markers. You could easily make it just a touch wider (1/2" wider would let you store 4 more markers on each shelf) to customize it to your marker collection. I'm thinking I should have made mine bigger!
You may be able to make both cubbies out of one piece of foam board. I used some scraps from my ink pad holder, and almost a whole new piece, so I'm not sure if it equals out. I would buy 2 pieces to begin with, because I know you will want to make more projects!
Please see my foam board ink pad holder post for more details and tips. If you make either one of these, or any other foam board projects, let me know. I would love to see what you make!
And just because... The content of this post is copyrighted by Karen Church, 2010. Please feel free to use it to make your own projects, but please don't copy or sell it for your own profit. Thanks.
Have fun! Once you make one foam board project, you are sure to make more!