My mom had one of these and when I was thinking about better ways to store my pens, it suddenly hit me, "So what if it's meant for sewing?"
I like this idea for a few reasons, it closes to a fairly compact size, the bottom compartment is deep enough for ink bottles or pen boxes, the top tray(s) would be great for wax & seals, etc., and I'm attracted to the ability to see everything in the wide open position.
My idea is to line it with green felt and make felted slots in the trays to separate the pens.
The drawbacks that stand out to me are that it has an almost 4-ft. wingspan so it needs its own space, and it might be too clumsy to deal with if I just want to get a certain pen or whatnot.
So, any opinions or items for consideration would be appreciated.