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Simple DIY Nightstand Organizer

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If you're anything like me, your wallet, keys and phone just get slung anywhere at night. Well, I decided to make a nightstand organizer. It is small, simple and cost less than a dollar!





Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
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This nightstand organizer is made using a yard stick. You can find these at Home Depot in the paint department. It happened that the one I grabbed had a broken end, so I asked if I could have it. They ended up giving me two for $0.50 each. I think they're regularly a dollar or so - they're cheap!

I plan to store my wallet and phone primarily, as well as my keys or something else. So I measured and cut my yard stick accordingly.





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My cuts were:
  • Two 12" pieces
  • One 11 ½" piece
  • Two 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” square piece (width of yardstick, yours may be different)
  • Two 1 ¼” x 1″ piece (width of yardstick and less depth of yardstick)
  • One 1 ¼” square cut on a 45 degree angle

Materials:
  • Yard sticks
  • Stain
  • Super glue





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Once your pieces are cut, stain or apply another finish t them. Make sure to get all the edges.





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To assemble, we glue the end pieces, the 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” pieces, to the ends of the 11 ½” piece.





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Once the glue is set, flip it on it's side and glue a 12" piece to the side.





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Flip it and glue the other 12" piece to the other side.





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Now we have a 3 sided box.





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Use the two 1 ¼” x 1″ spacers and glue them into the box. Space them out wherever you need them. I'm using this for my phone and wallet, so I placed my phone and wallet into the box to see where I needed the spacers to go. Place the spacers wherever works best for your needs.





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Finally, we'll attach the two 45 degree angled pieces to the back side for stability.





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There you have it! A wicked simple DIY nightstand organizer for about a buck! Obviously this could be used for many different things, I just needed something to keep me from slinging my wallet down to get lost in the deep, dark depths behind my nightstand!

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Materials I used for this project:

  • Yard Stick   (Home Depot)
  • Glue   (Home Depot)
  • Stain   (Home Depot)

To see more: http://scrappygeek.com/diy-nightstand-organizer/

  • Edie Zsuzsics
    Edie Zsuzsics Rochester, NY
    on Mar 12, 2017

    So cute. But I think I'll leave the yardstick unpainted and just throw on some clear varnish.

  • Tong6224
    Tong6224
    on Mar 23, 2017

    I am making a similar project using used wood pallet and adding an opening at the back through which the charging cable can pass through.

  • Robin Luther
    Robin Luther Orlando, FL
    on Apr 20, 2017

    These would make great thread organizers for a quilting room - the printed measurements are just a bonus!

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland
    on Apr 23, 2017

    Great idea, thanks for sharing

  • Eddie Kemp
    Eddie Kemp Pearl, MS
    on Jun 14, 2017

    You could also use the paint stir paddles, and they're usually free.

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