Build a Gorgeous Wood Organizer

 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.

 

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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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Originally posted 2013-12-27 08:00:11.