Sentimental Pencil Holder

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Damaged in a storm many years ago, this oak caught just the right wind one dark night recently and now is no more.  We kept the lumber and are trying to make the most of it.

This tree stood here for a hundred years and has meant a lot to our family for the last sixty of those years.  It held a treehouse and a swing and its roots made for good leaping.

I drilled a few holes in one small section of branch for a pen/pencil/paintbrush holder.  It was so simple it hardly merits a step-by-step.  After selecting the right diameter branch, I cut a slice, drilled a few holes a generous pencil width in size, sanded and finished with a mixture of melted beeswax and olive oil.

It’s a simple way to remember a special tree using only simple tools and a little elbow grease.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessie September 6, 2011

It’s just perfect

2 Maria September 6, 2011

I love it!

3 nellymary September 6, 2011

I love the finish too….it is a beautiful way of respecting that old tree, you have done it proud.

4 Share September 8, 2011

That is awesome! Makes me want to go make one too!

5 Regina DeMita April 9, 2012

What a loving and beautiful way to remember and pay tribute to this tree!! Love it.

6 Sophiathebackyardfarmer October 15, 2012

What a great way to remember a wonderful tree!

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