Chair Work Caddy

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Chair Work Caddy

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Matt Fox
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Additional Information



  • 1"x8" pine board
  • Miter saw
  • Wood glue
  • Finish nails 
  • Hammer
  • Nail set
  • 3/4" spade bit
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Minwax® or other stain in color of choice
  • Foam brush
  • Paper towel or soft rag
  • Polyurethane: Water-based
  • Sewn pocket
  • Wood filler
  • Drill
  • Tape Measure


1. Measure the width of the chair arm. The stand will rest snuggly on top of the arm.
2. Cut the 1"x8" pine to the dimensions. As stated in Step 1, width will depend on the width of the chair arm. The length is up to you. However, make sure there is enough room for an elbow to rest behind the stand.
3. Sand the 3 pieces of lumber lightly with the 220 grit sandpaper to remove any wood burrs left behind after cutting.
4. To attach the boards, first run a bead of wood glue along a board’s edge and then secure using finish nails. Set the nails using a nail set.
5. For a charging cord coming up from the bottom of the stand, drill a 3/4" hole using a spade bit. Drill in one direction, and when the drill pokes through the wood slightly, turn the wood over and finish the drilling process. This will eliminate splitting of the wood.
6. Apply the Minwax® stain with a foam brush and remove excess with a soft rag or paper towel.
7. When the stain has dried, fill all holes with matching wood filler.

8. Apply several coats of water-based polyurethane. Several coats can be applied after a short drying period.


  • Fabric (1 yard)
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Velcro
  • Scissors


1. Cut two 20"x12" rectangles. Pin right sides together.
2. Sew 1/2" seam allowance around the rectangle leaving a 3" opening on the longer side of the rectangle.
3. Trim corners of rectangle cutting on a diagonal. (Do not cut through seam.)
4. Turn rectangle inside out.
5. Press the rectangle, slip stitch the 3" opening left on the lengthwise side of the rectangle.
6. Fold the rectangle up 7-1/2" and pin.
7. 1/4" from the top of the rectangle pocket stitch on Velcro.
8. Fold Velcro sewn piece to the back, pin.
9. Sew 1/4" down the side of the rectangle. Remove pins.

Items in This Collection
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Plywood Slat-1"X.25"X36"

Item # 10177566
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Aleene's Wood Glue-4 oz

Item # 2186286
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Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane Clear Satin 8oz

Item # 13071576
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Poly-Sponge Brush Set

Item # prd2228
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Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler Interior/Exterior

Item # 12752622
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Singer Spring Fiberglass Tape Measure-60"

Item # 1073352
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