I had been meaning to make one of these for ages, but it was only after I found all those beautiful vintage wooden spools of thread at the charity shop that I was really spurred on. I wanted to display them as I found them so aesthetically appealing, as well as be able to view and select the colour thread I needed quickly and easily.
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One piece of MDF 16″ by 12″ ( this was the size the piece already was when we found it in the bin store. Any size could be used)
One electric drill with a wooden drill bit
18 small wooden dowels (£2.99 from Homebase for a pack of 50)
1 metre of wooden doweling (from our supply of wood that we scavenge)
1 junior hacksaw
Emulsion paint (I used leftover paint from painting the walls)
Wood glue (£1.99 from Homebase)
(total cost: less than £2 for materials used. I like cheap projects)