Sunday, July 24, 2011

Copic Marker Box


Here is how you can make your own box. First you need the   ArtBin Double Deep W/ Removable Divider 
For the insert that hold the markers in place, it is really very easy. Here is what you need .


This is the grid that hold the markers in place. It is only florescent light covers from Plaskolite I bought mine at Lowes.
You can cut the grid with wire nippers. The size is 19 holes x 19 holes. (that means you have that dimensions  after cut. )  You need two of them.
On the bottom layer you will need to make a notch on the back side. I hope you can tell with this picture.
Then you need 

  1. 4 - 1/4 in. x 51/2 inch lag bolts 
  2. 12- 1/4 in. washers
  3. 4 - 3/8 in. washers (for the first washer where the lag notch is. 1/4 will be too small.) 
  4. 12- 1/4 in. nuts
  5. 4- 1/4 in. cap nuts (they are just glued in place. This will protect the bottom of the box.)
  6. 8 - 1/4  inside diameter one inch long nylon couplers. (I had to use 2 for each corner.) or 4 if you can get 2 in. long couplers.

 Top view with the lid shut.
 Side view laying down.
 Side view sitting on end.

Well let me know what you think. Any questions I will try to answer.
Thanks for stoppin by.

14 comments:

  1. This looks terrific. I may just try and figure out if I can make this with all the nuts and bolts! What a wonderful idea and creation..........

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  2. Thank you for a fantastic idea !! The cost of this will be a fraction of the cost of Copic marker stands, which I can not afford any way. My copics are in a repurposed mailing box with cereal box dividers LOL

    It looks clear except the part where you say " on the bottom cut a notch on the back side" Is that notch in the center??
    I am going to Lowes tomorrow with a copy of your picture and list :)
    Thanks again,
    Barbara Jay

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  3. Hi there!!!
    What a great idea!!! I have a few of these containers laying around and I had thought that it would be great for copics...but the only thing that bothers me is "what do you do with the lid?" It is not removable and it is so large to swing it open...I have such a tiny work space as it is. What do you suggest? Also I thought at the light covers would make a perfect "marker holder" but I could not get my Sketch markers to fit into the holes...They were to tight and "scraped" my markers. Again...what do you think? (I have every color plus spicas plus multi lines...all in sketch)
    Blessings,
    Valerie

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  4. Terri, this is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm DIY challenged and a little OCD, so let me get really specific. So when you assemble the grids, is this the order?
    Put larger washer on lag bolt
    Top grid
    Smaller washer
    Two 1-inch couplers (or one 2-inch coupler)
    Smaller washer
    Bottom grid
    Smaller washer
    Nut
    Glue on cap screw to act as a foot (any special kind of glue?)
    REPEAT three more times!
    Thanks!

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  5. Awesome!!! I need 2 of these.

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  6. Made mine, here is my post. http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/2011/07/copic-marker-box.html

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  7. I love the improvement you made on the Copic box I posted last April. http://bhelenj.blogspot.com/2011/04/copic-marker-storage.html The bolts in the corner work so much better than the block blocks I originally designed it with. My husband recommended I use carriage bolts instead of Lag bolts because of the point on the end of the lag bolts. So I have gotten the hardware and I just have to change it. It has been fun to see the different improvements people have made since my first post, but I think that this is the best one yet. Great job.

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  8. This is so clever! I just started with copics and have them laying haphazardly in a basket that I need for other things...Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  9. So creative and so sweet, to share your awesome idea with everyone. Thank you! Thank you!

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  10. WOWZERS!! Aren't you clever!! This is a GREAT idea Terri!

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  11. AWESOME!! Yes, yes! I have a question!! How much would you charge to make me one!! Hehe!! I am WAY serious!! I LOVE it!! Thanks!!


    javablustamper@yahoo.com


    Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

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  12. Hi Terri
    Not sure how to reply to you so I've gone this way!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my Santa card... The image is called Old St Nick and is by Sugar Nellie... but I've searched their website and they no longer keep it in stock it would seem. You could always email them to ask whether it's retired or not?? Or if you would like me to stamp some images for you I could do that - it'd be too late for Christmas now but you could use them for next year - Let me know... my email is on my blog.

    LOVE this way of Copic storage btw!!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  13. What size is the case that you are using?

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  14. Seriously, this is the smartest box idea I've seen! Thank you for sharing!
    hugs, Rita

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