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Brush and Glass Holder

Store artist brushes (or even toothbrushes) in this stand that also holds a glass. It’s so simple, you’ll have it done in a few hours.

Brush and glass caddy

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 day

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Miter saw or table saw
  • Drill with bit set and screw-driving bits
  • 1-3/4-in hole saw
  • Pliers
  • 120-grit and 180-grit sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps


  • 1 x 8 x 48 pine board, #1159
  • Maple bun foot, #295979
  • Beer can chicken rack, #269443
  • #8 x 3-in wood screw
  • Valspar gloss spray paint, Gold Abundance

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Project Resources


Step 1

From the pine board, cut a 7-1/4-inch square and a piece 6-3/4 inches long. Then rip-cut the smaller board into a 6-3/4-inch square.

Step 2

Cut 1-3/4-inch holes

Download the Brush Holder Drilling Guide and then mark the hole locations on the 6-3/4-inch square. Clamp the square to a scrap board and drill four 1-3/4-inch holes. Then drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole through the center of the board.

Step 3

Mark hole locations on the bun foot

Use pliers to unscrew the mounting bolt from the bun foot. Stand the bun foot on its small end and rest the chicken rack centered on the wide end with its prongs on the edges. Mark the prong locations on the foot. Drill 3/16-inch holes as deep as the length of the prongs. (The bit will likely break through the edge of the bun foot. If so, sand the openings smooth.)

Step 4

Drill a 1/8-inch hole in the center of the 7-1/4-inch-square board. Stack the two square boards. Use a small nail to orient the two pilot holes in both squares, and then glue and clamp the boards together.

Step 5

Screw the bun foot to the squares

Drill a 1/8-inch pilot hole centered on the small end of the bun foot. Drive a 3-inch screw through the bottom of the larger square, the smaller square, and into the bun foot to hold them together.

Step 6

Completed brush holder

Sand the completed holder as needed and wipe clean. Spray at least three light coats of paint (Gold Abundance shown) on the holder and let dry. Add the chicken rack.


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