While cleaning and reorganizing my desk recently, I decided that I needed yet more pen stands so my inked pens wouldn’t be hidden in cases or desk drawers. After considering various options the Dudek Modern Goods “The Display” seemed like an ideal solution. I could put them along the edge of my desk so they wouldn’t take up much room on my desk. A cabinet next to my desk, but slightly higher, would prevent me from knocking the stands and pens onto the floor.
I considered getting custom ones made for the length that I wanted. But instead I decided to go with the piecemeal approach and start with two of them. This would give me flexibility if my desk setup changes. The only potential problem is that the stain could vary between stands, especially for future additions. I consider this a minor risk, even if I need to grow past 10 pens sometime in the future.
“The Display” pen stand is about 5 inches long and holds five pens. I ordered mine with the larger 5/8″ holes, while 1/2″ holes are an option. The clincher for me was the slot that can be used for notebooks or papers. The slot is 0.56″ (14.24 mm) deep. It can hold four pocket notebooks in a pinch and three comfortably.
My stands arrived Saturday, 20 days after I placed the order which beat the 3 to 5 week turnaround rule of thumb listed on the website. (Although it may now be too late for Christmas delivery according to the website.) When I opened the box the freshly stained smell let me know the stands were just made.
The pens stands are made by Mike Dudek who also writes The Clicky Post.
The stands are nice additions to my desk. They are both functional and attractively display my pens.