I’m new to any sort of woodworking, but I wanted to make some card holders to go along with my husband’s gaming table. I figured my husband may not need them, but my sons would and it was a fun project. I was able to pull it off pretty easily too.
I used a small circular saw that attaches to our Black & Deck Matrix drill to cut grooves along the lines of the moulding. The trick is to cut through far enough through the wood to have a nice groove for the cards to sit in WITHOUT cutting all the way through.
I sanded the ends of the piece, as well as to try to smooth the grooves by sanding.
After that, I just finished my pieces off by distressing them. For a video on how to distress furniture, click here.
Below are the tools that I used (affiliate links):
I’m looking forward to playing some card games with the kids as they get older. I think they’ll love to use these.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.