Easy Custom Drawer Organizer

Lindsay Fay
by Lindsay Fay
3 Materials
30 Minutes

I hate buying drawer organizers. They're expensive to buy new, and the ones at the thrift store tend to be overpriced piece of junk. So I came up with an easy and cheap way to make my own out of scrap wood!

I started by placing my items in the drawer, so I knew how I wanted them organized.

Then I cut scrap 1x2 pieces to fit the spaces, placing them in the drawer to judge the fit as I went.

I used my miter saw for all of the cuts.

Then I started attaching the pieces with wood glue and brad nails. I have an awesome brad nail gun that made this really easy!

I did this in chunks, so that my nail gun could access all of the joints.

You could probably get away with just using wood glue and clamps, but it'd be tricky and take a long time. You'd need to keep each clamp in place until the glue was dry, which would slow down assembly significantly.

Since I did use the brad nails, it was pretty sturdy once it was assembled, so I just popped it straight into the drawer.

If you like this project, be sure to check out the full blog post for all the details! And if you're looking for more awesome desk organization projects, check out my monitor riser desk organizer. It sits on top of the desk, and I absolutely love it!

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  • Melanie Melanie on Oct 05, 2020

    What are the dividers made of? Where do you buy them? Also, please turn the music, down, down, down. Thabks

  • Gail Gail on Mar 08, 2021

    What kind of brad gun. I am looking for a simple one that does not require a compressor but so often just need a couple of "shots"

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  • Lynne Lynne on Oct 04, 2020

    awesome idea! i have a lot of wood scraps i might try.

  • Patti Patti on Oct 06, 2020

    Try a utensil tray. I use for many things, including organizing my thread & bobbins.