I just took the Wood Shop Safety and Basic Use class at the TechShop in Menlo Park, and couldn't wait to get my hands sawdust-y. This project was very easy to build/make; perfect for a beginner like me!
Always be safe when using Wood Shop machines and tools.
Step 1: What I Used
2) A table saw
3) Some wood glue
4) A brad gun
5) Some brads
Step 2: Cutting on the Table Saw
A) 16" x 7"
B) 6" x 7"
C) 2" x 7"
Step 3: Gluing and Clamping
A) Put some wood glue on (only) one of the freshly cut ends of the 2 inch piece of wood.
B) This small piece is going to be a leg, so it will be underneath the large 16 inch piece. Place the small piece wherever you want the leg to be (but this holder relies on gravity, so it needs to be close to the edge of the 16 inch piece), glued side to the 16 inch piece and clamp them together.
C) Repeat step B with the 6 inch piece, but keep in mind that this will act as an end for your stuff to lean on. The 6 inch piece will be on top of the large 16 inch piece, and needs to be on the opposite end of the large 16 inch piece.