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 Plans to Build an Urban Outfitters Inspired Wood Organizer

Here are plans for a great scrap-raiding project! I used leftover pieces of 1/2″ plywood to construct this Urban Outfitters Inspired Wood Organizer. This organizer would work well in any room – craft room, bathroom, office, etc., and can be constructed in an afternoon! It can be placed on a desk top or hung on a wall, and is very simple to create.

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It can also be finished in any way… I chose to use white chalk paint with a wax finish instead of a “reclaimed look”. Pallet boards would also work well with this design – make sure to alter the dimensions to accomodate the thickness of the pallets.

 

urban outfitters inspired wood organizer

Materials:

  • Scrap pieces of 1/2″ plywood
  • Scrapbooking paper  & spray adhesive (optional for back)
  • Library Label Pulls
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Glue
  • Paint or stain of choice
  • Paste Wax
  • Hanger to attach to the back

Cut List:

  • One – 1/2″ plywood at 5″ x 13″ – Shelf
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 3-5/8″ x 5″ – Dividers
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 5″ x 7-1/4″ – Sides
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 5″ x 14″ – Top & Bottom
  • One – 1/4″ plywood at 8-1/4″ x 14″ – Back
  • Three – 1/2″ plywood at 2-7/8″ x 4″ – Small Drawer Bottoms
  • Six – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 4″ – Small Drawer Sides
  • Three – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ – Small Drawer Back
  • Three 1/2″ plywood at 2-1/4″ x 3-7/8″ – Small Drawer Front
  • One – 1/2″ plywood at 4″ x 11-7/8″ – Large Drawer Bottom
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 3″ x 4″ – Large Drawer Sides
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 3″ x 12-7/8″ – Large Drawer Front & Back

1. Cut the pieces for the shelf and the dividers. Attach the dividers to the shelf at the spacing shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
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2. Cut the pieces for the sides. Attach to the shelf using glue and the brad nails.

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3. Cut the pieces for the top and bottom. Attach to the sides (attaching the top to the dividers, also) using glue and the brad nails.

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4. Cut the pieces for the small drawers. Attach the drawer sides to the bottom first, then attach the front and back.

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5. Cut the pieces for the large drawer. Assemble the drawer in the same manner as the small drawers.

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6. Paint or stain the box and the drawers. Cut the piece for the back and apply the scrapbooking paper, if desired. Attach the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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7. Attach the library label pulls to the front of the drawers.

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8. Attach the hanger to the back. (I like to use soda can tabs with a washer and a screw.) Apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of the drawers to help them slide smoothly in the openings.

 

I love this Urban Outfitters inspired wood organizer! It is sitting on my desk and helps keep all of my stuff in order! Need help with the plans? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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  • http://twitter.com/GrowingTween Growing Tween

    This project rocks. I’m inspired to start wielding my drill this morning. You did a fantastic job. Found you on SITS

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! This was a fun project – especially the finish!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jake

    Cher always has a good idea…In the bathroom my family just will not put stuff back in the medicine cabinet or drawers so it all accumulates on the counter. So I am searching the web for ideas that can be easily built and that will attract cooperation from the folks that live here. I think that some variation of this project might fit the bill so it is on the list to consider. I just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of something that has worked for sure. I was thinking that all I need is just a big box with cubicles.

    • CherTexter

      Thanks, Jake! I have the same problem in my house… Luckily, my kids have their own bathroom so I just close the door. If I find any other plans that might work for you, I’ll be sure to send them your way or if you find something and want plans drawn up, let me know!!

      • Jake

        I just saw your Saint-Emilion Tray. I think I will take that idea and adapt it for my bathroom counter. Like you said it could work laying down or standing up. I’ll let you know how it works in a couple of weeks.

        • CherTexter

          I love those plans! I think I’m going to build a couple of those trays for myself. Let me know how yours come out!

          • Jake

            I posted my attempt as a Showcase. It turned out pretty good. In fact after a couple of weeks of use people are still using it. I call that success.

          • CherTexter

            Definitely a success, Jake!!

  • vinma

    Love it Cher :) Simple design and great finish! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

    • CherTexter

      Thank you, Vinma! Hope you did, too!

  • Christine C.

    Hello! I am coming from the SitsGirls! I love this organizer! It’s gorgeous. I might have to give this one a try!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much for stopping by! If you try to build it and need help, please let me know!