DIY Wood Desk Storage Organizer

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Maximize your desktop space with this DIY wood desk storage organizer. Even though this DIY is mainly out of wood, I snuck in some cork. For my full cork desktop DIY collection, check out this post. I try to come up with DIYs that take under an hour to make, the materials are easy to find, they’re versatile and stylish.

The beauty of this organizer, is that it can be used to declutter more than your work space. Use it at your front entrance, or even in your dressing room.

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Here’s a breakdown of the components:

I added a mirror because you never know when you have to touch up your lipstick before a meeting. The shelf with the copper tubing is perfect for storing Washi tape or your keys, showcase your favorite notebook or store your lipstick. I think cork boards are pretty essential for tacking little reminders and inspirations. Store your pencils and makeup brushes in the container and add a little greenery to your space.

Scroll below for the full tutorial and get stylishly tidy!

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MATERIALS + TOOLS YOU’LL NEED (all of these supplies can be found at craft and art stores):

  • Gallery Wood Panel (I bought mine here – 12″ x 24″)
  • Basswood
  • Basswood Veneer
  • Wood Dowel (3/16″ thickness)
  • Copper Rod (12″ x 0.25″)
  • Round Mirror (I bought mine at Michael’s – 7″)
  • Wood Container from Michael’s
  • Cork
  • Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • Exacto Knife
  • Weldbond Glue

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INSTRUCTIONS (Mirror):

  1. Cut a strip out of wood veneer. 0.25″ thick. Wrap it around the edge of the mirror to get the length measurement. The veneer should fit snug around the mirror.
    Tip: Cut the strip so that when it overlaps by 0.5″ when glued together.
  2. Glue the edges together.
    Tip: Take a bulldog clip and clip it to the glued section. This will help it from coming undone. Keep it clipped for about a half hour.
  3. Once the glue on the veneer strip is dry, then add glue to the edge of the mirror and place the veneer around it.
  4. Lastly, glue the mirror onto the wood panel.

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INSTRUCTIONS (Top Shelf):

  1. Cut the basswood into the following pieces: Mini Shelf 2 x 2″, Base 2 x 9.5″, Side A 2 x 2″ and Side B 2 x 2″
  2. Take the Mini Shelf and mark it’s centre, then draw a 3/16″ circle and cut it out.
    Tip: This hole will help hold the rod in place, make sure it’s snug.
  3. Next, take Side A and Side B and glue them on each side of the Base.
  4. Take the wood dowel and cut it 9.25″ long.
    Tip: The wood dowel should fit snug, so double check your measurements.
  5. Mark with a tiny dot, where you would like the wood dowel to be on both inside of Side A and B. Next add glue to both ends of the dowel and place it over the tiny dots.
  6. Glue the shelf to the panel.
  7. Thread the tube through and glue the Mini Shelf to the panel. I placed the Mini Shelf a little above the middle point of the copper rod, but you can choose where you want it.
    Tip: The Mini Shelf should line up with the long shelf, and the copper rod touches the base of the long shelf.

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INSTRUCTIONS (Cork board):

  1. Cut a 5.5″ circle out of the cork tile.
  2. Glue the cork to the wood panel.
  3. Cut a strip out of wood veneer. 0.25″ thick. Wrap it around the edge of the cork to get the length measurement. The veneer should fit snug around the cork.
    Tip: Cut the strip so that when it overlaps by 0.5″ when glued together.
  4. Glue the edges together.
    Tip: Take a bulldog clip and clip it to the glued section. This will help it from coming undone. Keep it clipped for about a half hour.
  5. Once the glue on the veneer strip is dry, then add glue to the edge of the cork and place the veneer around it.

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INSTRUCTIONS (Container + Shelf):

  1. Take the wood container and add glue to the back and glue it to your wood panel.
  2. Cut a strip 2″ x 6.5″ of basswood.
  3. Glue it to the bottom edge of the container and to the panel.

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If you have a bit of wall space, this organizer easily mounts to the wall.

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Think you’ll give this DIY a try? I would love to see how you style and organize yours! Leave a comment, or Instagram it!

Author: Ange-line

Ange-line Tetrault is a stylist, product & holistic designer. Haus Alchemist is a lifestyle blog where she shares her love of design and wellbeing to help you alchemize your life and unlock the magic within.

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