My collection of pens has out grown the current storage box, I converted an old W&N paint box by lining with felt and using upholsterers foam to create individual spaces for each pen, the box holds 12 but as my collection is now nearer 30 overcrowding is a major issue.
Last night I found a storage solution on an auction site, after a few emails with the company owner Rod I'm getting a 'craft chest' custom made (http://www.creations...craftchest.html) my chest will have 4 single drawers and a 5th double drawer.
Rod makes a pen chest that has grooves in the drawer base to hold pens but I wanted the option to put pens in front to back and side to side(for larger pens) and to create a softer surface for the pens to rest on so thought I'd make my own inserts for the drawers, the question I have is does anyone know of a good way to create a pen tray? The way I made one for my current box works but takes ages to put together, the felt is easy to glue down but the foam is a little fiddly. I'm wondering is maybe I could glue dowels under the felt to create something?
Any advice or methods anyone has used would be great, I have a week or so until my new pen home arrives so I can pick up any bits I may need