Build: 2×4 card holder
The easiest Christmas card holder to build ever.
A majority of the Christmas cards we receive arrive as flat cards on heavy cardstock and my kids LOVE to go through the cards and checkout all the pictures.
With this card holder we can easily prop up all the cards for the kids to see.
(It’s early in December so I’m using our Christmas cards as stand ins, of course all the cards will be different and we can put them closer together to fit more on the board.)
See how the cards sit down in the beveled cuts:
A typical circular saw blade is 1/8″ thick which makes a perfect fit for cardstock.
Below you can see the two beveled cuts from the side angle:
(My cuts are about 1″ deep, you probably want a 3/4″ deep cut or less.)
Here’s how to make the 2 x 4 card holder:
1. Cut your 2×4 to length.
2. Set your circular for a 15 degree bevel and about 3/4″ deep:
(You don’t want the cut too deep or you won’t see the bottom portion of the card.)
3. Mark your rows on the 2×4:
4. Clamp your board and follow the guideline to make your first cut:
5. Repeat for another row.
6. Stain, I used Minwax Provincial:
Ready for all your Christmas cards: