Introduction: Bamboo Coasters Stationery Holder

About: I like making things and I'm good at breaking things.

This project is inspired by the Molic cube I saw in a shop. I wish I could show you guys what the original product looks like, but unfortunately I could not find it on google :( Anyway, it’s basically a stationery holder made with (what I believe) a couple of wooden laminates.

Things you’ll need:

Bamboo coasters x 6 - I think mine is from IKEA. They’ve been lying around my house for a very long time now, and no one seems to want to use them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • C-clamps
  • Papers
  • Saw
  • Plier
  • Pencil
  • Bookends x 2
  • Dictionaries (or heavy stuff in general)

The box come with 6 coasters, so I'll be using 3 for pen-holding, 1 for paper-holding and 2 as the front and the back.

1st: front

2nd: RHS

3rd: RHS LHS

4th: LHS

5th: memo

6th: back

Step 1: Marking

Mark where you want your pens to go. Here the rectangles have dimensions 2cm x 1.5cm.

Extend the lines to the front of the coasters as a guide for sawing

Step 2: Sawing

Cut the 2nd to 4th coasters according to the marked lines. Remember to keep the bottom part. Since I don't have any fancy tools, I used two bookends and a c-clamp to secure the coaster, and two dictionaries to keep it from moving.

Step 3: Gluing

Hot glue the 1st to 5th coasters together. Use the c-clamps to secure them.

Step 4: For the Memo-holding Part

Cut out 4 tiny bits with approximately the same length from the hot glue stick. Use a plier to hold it and heat one side with a lighter. Stick the hot glue bits to the 5th coaster, heat the other ends, and stick the 6th coaster to them.

Step 5: Done

It's super easy, quick and environmentally friendly!

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