As a student I have a mess on my table all the time. Notebooks, papers, pens, highlighters and many other supplies. A few days ago I decided that is enough for me as I was looking for my flash drive for almost an hour and I made this wood desk organizer.
- Hand saw
- Sand paper
- Wood glue
- Painter's tape
Using a ruler and pencil measure and mark out the pieces for your desk organizer. Then cut them out with a hand saw. See measurements below.
PIECE A, side of pencil holder: 3 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall (74mm wide x 90mm tall)
PIECE B, side of pencil holder: 3 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall (74mm wide x 90mm tall)
PIECE C, front of pencil holder: 3.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall (90mm wide x 90mm tall)
PIECE D, base of desk organizer: 13 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall (330mm wide x 90mm tall)
PIECE E, back of desk organizer: 13inches wide x 3.5 inches tall (330mm wide x 90mm tall)
PIECE F, central divider: 9.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall (240mm wide x 65mm tall)
PIECE G, front of desk organizer: 9.5 inches wide x 1.5 inches tall (240mm wide x 40mm tall)
PIECE H, side of desk organizer: 3.5 inches wide x 3.75 inches tall (90mm wide x 98mm tall)
Sand the edges of all the cut pieces.
Begin by gluing Pieces A and B (the narrower pieces) to Piece C as shown below to form a 'U' shape. This will eventually be the pencil holder part of your desk organizer.
Apply glue to the bottom edge of the 'pencil holder' section and affix it to Piece D (which is the base of your desk organizer). Make sure the front of the pencil holder is flush with the front edge of Piece D.
Get Piece E which will be the back of your desk organizer and glue it in place.
Apply glue to one of the long edges on Piece F (which is the central divider) and attach it to the middle of the base of your desk organizer as shown below.
Attach Piece G to the front of your desk organizer so that it fits with the front of the pencil holder section.
Finally, attach Piece H to the side of your desk organizer to close off the open end.
Apply the painter’s tape around the upper edges of the organizer to protect the edges from the paint. Make sure that the tape is well stuck and paint the edges in the color you selected.
Once the paint is dry, remove the tape and your desk organiser.