Are you looking for an simple yet pretty way to display your easter eggs? Or just to add a little farmhouse style to your weekend brunch table? Today I’m going to show you how to make an easy wooden egg holder.
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1. Cut a piece of wood
I used a piece of solid maple for my wooden egg holder, but you can use whatever scrap wood you have laying around. The maple wood was a bit of leftovers from when I made some barbecue grilling planks and it ended up being the perfect size for an egg holder. I chose to make mine 9 3/4 inches long, 5 1/4 inches wide, and 3/4 inches tall.
2. Measure hole locations
Next I measured out the locations for the holes. We are a family of six people, so if I’m pulling out the fancy egg holder it’s probably because we have guests over. So I decided to make eight holes.
Using a square measuring tool, measure 1.5 inches from each side and create a grid pattern.
Using a measuring tape, I measured two inches between the centers of all the holes. With a one inch diameter hole, this left a half inch between all the holes.
3. Drill holes in the wood
There are several ways you can cut the holes in your wooden egg holder depending on the tools you have. You can use a power drill with a 1 inch spade bit to hollow out the hole from each side. You could also use a drill with a 1 inch Forstner bit. With this bit, you can drill right through from the top, just make sure you have a sacrificial piece of wood underneath. I ended up using a drill press with a 1 inch Forsnter bit.
3. Sand the wood plank
Use a palm sander and several different sandpaper grits to get a smooth finish. I started with 80, then 120, and finished with 240. By hand, I used sheets of sandpaper to sand the insides of the holes. Then I also lightly sanded all the corners to give it a smooth and finished look.
4. Apply the linseed oil finish
I chose to use linseed oil for the finish. I wanted to keep the natural color of the maple, while also deepening and protecting the wood.
Completed wooden egg holder!
And there you have a simple and beautiful farmhouse style wooden egg holder! This is perfect to pull out for Sunday brunch or to display your hand painted Easter eggs. These would also be great for storing eggs in the fridge.
If you’re not the type of person to make your own egg holder, I’ve linked to a few other handmade options. I’d love to know if this is something you’d make, or how you would use it!