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A Fabulous Knock-Off Organizer


DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer

I spotted this organizer in a catalog and thought it would be a great piece for organizing some of my hoard of craft supplies. The original piece is made with paper (most likely chipboard which is layers of paper laminated together) and was relatively inexpensive but it only came in one pattern and color. I wanted something that would match my existing decor in my craft room! The DIY knock-off wood wall organizer is made using 1/4″ plywood and a fast drying adhesive such as DAP® Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive. That’s it – no fasteners except to secure it to a wall and even then I suppose something like the 3M Command Strips can be used. This is an easy project, that can be completed in a few hours!

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Copy

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - completed

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - with supplies

Materials:

  • Fast-drying wood adhesive
  • Sandpaper (150, 220 grits)

Tools Needed:

  • Table saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Sander

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 12″ x 24″ – Base/Back
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 2″ x 24″ – Bottom
  • 6 – 1/4″ plywood at 2″ x 11-3/4″ – Dividers
  • 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 2″ x 2-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 2″ x 3-1/2″ – Shelf
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 2-1/2″ x 24″ – Lower Front
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 1″ x 4″ – Upper Front
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 1″ x 5-3/4″ – Upper Front

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Notes about the project:

Measure the thickness of the plywood to make sure it actually measures 1/4″. If not, length adjustments will have to be made to the upper fronts only.

Use extreme caution when ripping narrow pieces on the table saw! As an alternative, craft boards in 1/4″ widths can be purchased from any home improvement store.

Sand each piece thoroughly prior to assembly – it makes finishing easier!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the base and the bottom. Apply a thin bead of adhesive on the lower edge of the base/back piece and position the bottom flush with the lower edge.

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Back & Bottom

Step Two

Cut the divider pieces. The pieces can be stacked and clamped together, then the angle can be cut with a jigsaw. Apply a thin bead of adhesive on the back edge and the lower edge of the dividers, and position on the back/base and bottom as shown in the drawing.

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Dividers 1

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Dividers 2

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Apply a thin bead of adhesive on the back edge and the side edges of the shelf pieces. Position the shelves as shown in the drawing.

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Shelves

Step Four

Cut the piece for the lower front and apply adhesive along the front edges of the dividers as well as the bottom. Position the lower front with the side edges and lower edges flush with the sides and bottom.

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Lower Front

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the upper front. Apply adhesive to the dividers and the front of the shelves, then position the upper front pieces.

DIY Knock-Off Wood Wall Organizer - Upper Front

Finish the organizer as desired.

I haven’t exactly decided how to finish the organizer yet because there are so many options! Have any questions about the DIY knock-off wood wall organizer? Leave a comment below!

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