Today I made a shelf from coloured pencils by glueing them together. I was suprised at how strong it was using two layers of pencils.
The shelf brackets are made by cutting a single pencil case into two parts and glueing together. The sliding doors hide the screws.
This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Outcomes were exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival between 18th-21st September, Mestakes and manifestos, curated by Daniel Charny, Londonewcastle gallery, 28 Redchurch St, London.
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24 thoughts on “Day 27: Pencil shelf”
love it! so colourful 🙂
I like this very much :O Is it sturdy enough for books?
Looks like something you would not want to bump into in the middle of the night! Pointy!
Like the color effect of all pencils together. Just wondering how strong is the shelf since you only glued the pencils? Can you put books, etc
This is great! A lovely idea. I’d like to have a go at making something similar – how many gallons of superglue do you need…..
This is fantastic – I love it 😀 The brackets are just genius!
awesomeness, what glue do you use?
I am so making this! Absolute genius!
I’d love to have one…but I’d probably want to use the pencils!
Update: bought the pencil case boxes in 99p store, two for £1.98! Now hunting down cheapest coloured pencils and epoxy glue…
Good point about the points. Looks lovely, but you wouldn’t want to run your hand along it as you browsed.
amazing, this rocks
why did you stop at day 27? wasn’t this a 30 day project? 😦
You can see all the days by clicking the Speed Creating link on the left or just going to the home page and scrolling down.
Great work! I really like stuff made out of coloured pencils.I have seen lamps and bowls made from them and a few months ago I made a pencilholder out of pencils: http://soenderby.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/blyant-holder-af-blyanter/
This is really a creative and colorful shelf, however, I kinda scare with the sharp side pointing out like that.
I’d love to see a “How-To” on that! (I’m not sure how you glued them together so perfectly)
Just as great as the “old-skateboard-wardrobe”, easy to recreate but still unique.
Great idea, it looks splendid!
What kind of glue did you use?
Hi there – I saw your work on Craft and just had to feature it on Cuteable too!
Oh wow. I am making one of these.
i’ve never come across such an incredible brain.
lame….give me an L an A an E and an E….what does it spell??LAME LAME LAEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!