A few pieces of scrap wood and some screws made up the majority of this build!
DIY Custom Organizer
My organization strategy is to make putting things away easier than leaving stuff on the counter... otherwise, I won't do it.
So I've become a pro at whipping up these easy organizers that store exactly what I want to keep out.
This one goes on my nightstand, and has everything I need at night and first thing in the morning!
I started out by planning the organizer. I wanted to make sure it had room for everything I needed to store (phone, planner, contact solution, etc.)
Then I assembled the frame out of 1x8s ( full cutlist here.) All the joints were really simple - butt joints secured with countersunk screws. I could've done pocket holes, but that was extra time that just wasn't worth it.
I knew from the beginning I was painting this, so countersinking and filling screw holes was quick and easy.
I built the back divider, than secured it in the frame.
Once again, all joints were countersunk screws.
The front shelves were secured to a divider piece.
Then the whole shelf mechanism was added to the frame.
On the left front side, I added a shelf, securing with an angle bracket and screws from the exterior of the organizer.
Finally, I secured the front piece, adding screws everywhere you see arrows above.
Then I wood filled all the screw holes and joints.
And painted the organizer, adding a few cup hooks for hair ties on the side. It looks way better than all that junk just sitting out, right?
I love the nightstand too! It was a garage sale flip, and you can see the full before and after here!
- Scrap Wood
- Angle Bracket
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