DIY a Simple Desk Organizer for All Your Stuff

How-To
Fill this bad boy with all your desk stuff to keep things tidy

Fill this bad boy with all your desk stuff to keep things tidy.

When it comes to keeping our desk stuff tidy, there’s nothing like an organizer that’s both functional and fantastic looking. With this simple DIY project, everything from note pads, calculators, mail, pens, pencils, scissors and paper clips have their special place that’s easy to access and easy to use. There’s even a ruler row! Make this beautiful DIY desktop stuff organizer for yourself or gift it to a clutter-challenged friend.

Mahogany wood was the star of this how-to show, but you can use any type that floats your boat. You can also add other details and customize this bad boy to fit your individual needs. What’s fabulous about this plan, is that it’s simple and doable in a day or two. We’d like to thank our sponsors, Kreg Tool for upping our wood-working game. Their DIY implements make making a snap!

Supplies:

P120 sand paper

sanding block

wood glue

contact adhesive for wood

(6) 1” smooth edge Kreg Pocket Screws

brass finishing nails

T-square

tape measure

• (4-8) clamps

• (1) Square-Cut

1” felt pads

Tools:

miter saw

drill

Wood Products:

(1) ¾” x 6” x 24” mahogany or scrap wood

(2) ½” x 5” x 24” mahogany or any wood you like

(1) ¼” x 3 ½” x 12” mahogany

(1) ¼” x 3” x 24” mahogany

(1) ¼” x 1 ½” x 24” mahogany

(1) 6” x 12” mahogany veneer

Cut list:

PIECE 1, base of desk organizer: ¾” thick x 5 ¾” wide x 13 ½” long 

PIECE 2, back of desk organizer:  ½” thick x 5 ” wide x 14 ½” long 

PIECE 3, left side of desk organizer: ½” thick x 5” wide x 5” long 

PIECE 4, right side of desk organizer: ½” thick x 5” wide x 5” long 

PIECE 5, front of pencil holder: ½” thick x 4 ¼” wide x 3 ½” long 

PIECE 6, left side of pencil holder: ½” thick x 4 ¼” wide x 4 ½” long 

PIECE 7, first divider: ¼” thick x 3 ½” wide x 10” long 

PIECE 8, second divider: ¼” thick x 2 ½” wide x 10” long

PIECE 9, third divider: ¼” thick x 1 ½” wide x 10” long  

PIECE 10 & 11, paper clip holder divider: ¼” thick x 1 ½” wide x 2 ¼” long

PIECE 12, front of desk organizer: ¼” thick x 2” wide x 14½” long

PIECE 13, pencil holder divider: ¼” thick x 3 ½” wide x 5 ⅜” long

Instructions:

For FULL how-to instructions, including tips and photos, visit  our DIY Desktop Stuff Organizer plan on today’s sponsor, Kreg Tool’s buildsomething.com

The top view reveals a fun hidden message and lots of spaces to store your stuff

The top view reveals a fun hidden message and lots of spaces to store your stuff.

Inside the box of stuff

Here, you can see how you can not only DIY this cute desk organizer, you can customize it, too!

A DIY desk organizer that really organizes your stuff!

DIY desktop organizer that's filled and accessible

DIY desktop organizer that’s filled and accessible!

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This post was sponsored by

We’ve teamed up with Kreg Tool to create this fun how-to for their buildsomething.com site. We also received compensation and a Kreg Tool product sample to use in this post and have included affiliate links to the tools and supplies I used in this project which helps fund these free posts and projects. My personal opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).