Beautifully display those farm fresh eggs with these DIY Wooden Egg Holders. Decorative, useful and would make a stunning DIY gift! Tutorial and available to purchase options (limited quantities).
*This post is sponsored by Ryobi. All opinions are my own.
I’m obsessed with pure linen (as you may have gathered on my DIY Linen Scarf post) and Mr. TIDBITS loves to get his hands on wood. I shared with him the idea of making some wooden egg holders for some Holiday gifts, and he was more than happy to oblige. He let me know he had saved some beautiful scraps that would be perfect for this project.
We are excited to share the tutorial and tools you need to make your own DIY wooden egg holders, but we have also stocked a limited supply in our online shop, TIDBITS and Company.
It warms our hearts to think of being able to take our creations and share them with a few of you in a very real sense. The shop is a bit of a spur of the moment decision, so please let us know if you would like to see more.
After all, his dream job looks a bit like this – except in a nice warm wood shop 😉
Let’s talk egg holders! They are just perfectly cute for propping those farm fresh eggs on the countertop.
Or to hold tight to those eggs while you are baking up something yummy. Function aside, they are a stunning decorative piece for any home.
My personal preference is to leave the wood raw and unfinished. I just love wood in all its natural beauty!
But my recommendation would be to seal it if you plan to use them to store your fresh eggs on the countertop. We use this food grade safe sealer, which conditions, darkens and enriches the wood.
You can see the different tones on some of the unique pieces of wood my husband has used to create these egg holders.
Skies the limit on how many egg spots you want to create on your egg holders, and the process is the same for how big or small you wish to make them.
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This gift idea I am sharing for my “Handmade Holidays“ DIY Gift series is definitely more intense than most of the simple ideas I’ve been sharing, but if you too love to work with wood, this might be the perfect project for you!
I’ll turn the keys over to Kevin to explain how to make them! Enjoy!
Hey. Mr. TIDBITS here.
This woodworking project requires the right tools.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
- Ryobi’s plunge router with adjustable speed settings
- Roman carbide DC1065 1-1/2″ round nose router bit
- 1/2″ round over router bit
- Router table
- Palm sander with 100 grit paper
- Straight edge
- Scrap wood and clamps to hold it in place
Start by deciding what length you want to cut the board. For six eggs (two rows of three) I cut the board 7 1/2 inches long. Add two inches for every pair of eggs after that.
Then cut the board to 4 1/2″ wide.
Make your first mark on the board at 1 3/4″ then two inches for every egg pair after that. The pictures below are for a board that holds 10 eggs.
I used a speed square to extend the marks across the full face of the board. This will help to keep the router lined up on each row.
In order to clamp the board I had to get a little creative since most of my woodworking supplies are in storage. I started by sandwiching the board between two scrap pieces of wood using a 5 ft wood clamp that reached all the way under the table. I then clamped a straight edge on top of the table so that the center of my router bit was 1 1/4″ from the edge. All routers have a flat side on the bottom plate so measure from this point to the center of the bit.
Line up the bit on the line with the router against the straight edge. I turned the router up to the fastest speed to help reduce chatter but running this fast can burn the wood really easily so move steadily through the material without stopping if possible. Set the depth to 1/2 inch.
Continue plunging the router on every line then flip the board around and repeat on the other side.
Using the round over bit and router table, round all the edges.
Use the palm sander and 100 grit sand paper, sand all the surfaces smooth. Touch up by hand if necessary. Then enjoy your masterpiece.
Thank you Kevin! (Aka – Mr. TIDBITS!)
If you would like to see more woodworking projects he has made, check out the following favorites:
- Rolling worktable with Hanstone Quartz countertop (where I took most these photos)
- Device Charging Station
- Garage Tool Storage Cabinet
Thanks for reading and let us know if you give it a try!