Build a Wall Craft Organizer

An Easy to Build Wall Mounted Craft Organizer

With all of the projects we do, we can all certainly use a place to organize the pretty paper, bows, and ribbons (among other “items”) that we are going to use! The free plans to build a Pottery Barn inspired Wall Craft Organizer is constructed out of 1/2″ plywood with routed channels for the dowels to store the rolls of paper. If you are not comfortable with the router, another option for cutting the grooves for the dowels would be to use a jigsaw and cut all the way through the board. Use a longer dowel that will extend at least an inch outside of the organizer sides.

build  a wall craft organizer dimensions

Materials:

 Lumber:

  • Half sheet of 1/2″ plywood

 Cut List:

  • 2 – 7-1/2″ x 34″  – Sides
  • 1 – 31-1/2″ x 34″ – Back
  • 2 – 7″ x 31-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 7″ x 13-1/2″ – Divider
  • 1 – 7″ x 19″ – Small Shelf
  • 1 – 1″ x 12″ – Book Holder
  • 4 – 6″ x 6-3/8″ – Small & Large Box Sides
  • 2 – 6-3/8″ x 6-3/8″ – Small Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 5-3/8″ x 6″ – Small Box Bottom
  • 2 – 6-3/8″ x 11-7/8″ – Large Box Front & Back
  • 1 – 6″ x 10-7/8″ – Large Box Bottom
  • Cut dowel rods to fit

Click on the drawings to enlarge them!

Step One

Cut the sides to length. Cut the angle as shown using the saw of your choice. Cut the notches using a router and a 3/4″ wide straight bit at 1/4″ deep or cut the notches all the way through the boards using a jigsaw.

build  a wall craft organizer sides

Step Two

Cut the piece for the back. Fasten the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer back

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the large shelves. Attach to the sides and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer shelves

Step Four

Cut the piece for the divider. Attach to the shelves as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer divider

Step Five

Cut the piece for the small shelf. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer middle shelf

Step Six

Cut the piece for the small divider. Insert as shown and secure using glue with 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer small divider

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the book holder and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

build  a wall craft organizer book holder

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the small drawer box. Cut the notch in the front piece as shown. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then attach the front and back in the same manner.

build  a wall craft organizer small drawer sides bottom

build  a wall craft organizer small drawer front and back

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the large drawer box. Cut the notch and assemble the box in the same manner as the small drawer box.

build  a wall craft organizer large drawer sides and bottom

build  a wall craft organizer large drawer front and back

 

Finish as desired!

Have any questions about the free plans to build a Pottery Barn inspired Wall Craft Organizer? Leave a comment below!

Originally posted 2012-10-13 08:00:54.