Long ago our church family invested in these kinds of chairs… from church chair industries, as many churches have over the years. Our particular model has two metal braces that go horizontally across the back, along with a pocket sewn onto the back for books, Bibles, etc.
HOWEVER – we do NOT have any place for pens or envelopes. So the clever folks at our church figured out a way to use the screws that attach the seat-back to the brackets and some of the geeky-as-you-can-get pocket protectors, to solve that problem. Here goes our quick “tutorial” on how to do this yourself… (photos are from a cell phone, so not the best quality – SORRY)
STEP 1 – REMOVE ONE SCREW
Decide where you want to put your new pen pocket and remove that one screw from the back…
STEP 2 – INSERT POCKET-PROTECTOR
Slide the top of the pocket protector under the bracket, center it, and replace the screw in the hole. Re-tighten the screw through the top flap of the pocket protector (don’t tighten too much or you risk stripping the wood… then you have a minor problem).
STEP 3 – INSERT PENS AND ADMIRE YOUR NEW PEN HOLDER
🙂 (be sure to give glory to God!)
We did the same basic thing for envelopes using binder clips. Below is a picture of THAT finished product.