Desk Calendar & Pencil Holder

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makingmanzanita added on 11/4/2020

Go into the new year with a fresh workspace with this desk calendar hold to hang a 5x7 calendar combined with a pencil holder. This build incorporates pocket hole joinery, so it is very easy to make and perfect for beginners. This desk organizer & calendar holder would make a lovely Christmas gift!

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Cut wood.

Cut wood down to size according to the woodworking plans (available in the Extras tab below). You'll need to make a couple angled cuts. For those you can use a double bevel compound miter saw.

2

Drill pocket holes.

Drill 4 pocket holes on the bottom panel (as shown in woodworking plans) using your Kreg pocket hole jig. You'll drill 2 going towards the front and 1 on each side going towards the sides.

3

Assemble.

Start with attaching the sides to the back panel with wood glue, 1 1/4" brad nails and a nail gun. Next attach the bottom panel by screwing in at the pocket hole locations once in place. Lastly attach the front panel with wood glue and clamp until dry.

4

Sand.

Sand everything thoroughly with an orbital sander. Start with 80 grit sandpaper and then move onto 150 grit sandpaper to smooth.

5

Fill nail holes.

Fill nails holes and any gaps at the joints with wood filler or wood putty. Let dry and sand smooth with 150 grit sandpaper.

6

Stain and seal.

Wipe everything well and then apply a generous layer of stain. We used Natural wood stain. Once dry, seal with polyurethane.

7

Attach clip.

To finish things up, put in a small finish nail on the front to hang a binder clip to the front to hang your calendar.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x8, 24", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

(4) 1 1/4" brad nails  
(4) 1 1/4" pocket hole screws  
(1) Wood Glue  
(1) Wood Filler  
(1) Wood Stain  
(1) Polyurethane  
(1) Sandpaper (80 and 150 grit)  
(1) Binder Clip  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Side Panels, 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 5 5/8" (on short edge) and 6" (on long edge)  
(1) Bottom Panel, 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 5 1/2"  
(1) Front Panel, 3/4" x 7" x 9 1/16" with 5 degree angeled cut on bottom  
(1) Back Panel, 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"  

Extras:

Desk Calendar and Pencil Holder Woodworking Plans - Making Manzanita.pdf Download
https://www.makingmanzanita.com/diy-desk-calendar/ Visit

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