Desk Organizer

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Project by Archer72 posted 10-05-2017 07:47 AM 1093 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the Desk Organizer I built for my wife to have at eork. As you can tell she is a hello kitty fan. Doing the engraving for the hello kitty was a bit of a challenge, but it turned out ok. Working on making a better template for doing that though, as the ones I have done so far have been free hand using a dremel. Stenciled her initials on the other side. I used poplar and 1/8 ply for the shelving and backing, 1/4 poplar to make the drawers sides and fronts. Yes that is a toy wheel I used for a drawer pull, all I had at the time.

Now not sure if it can be seen in the pictures, but as cutting the sides pieces on the band saw dug in past my line a couple of times so it is not smooth bit has a couple valleys in it from that. My dad’s for the shelving weren’t very accurate and had to be widened to get the shelves mostly level.

I am working on that, and will say that the second one I built had fewer mistakes, but did have an issue with one dado I cut. The second I mage put of paduak.

-- Archer

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#1 posted 10-05-2017 04:27 PM

That is a neat design for an organizer. Nice work on it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-05-2017 05:46 PM

It looks very functional but I doubt it would help my desk get organized.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 01:40 AM

Well the wife likes it, I hate it, but then I see all the mistakes I made with it. I did remake one out of Paduak, and that one did turn out a bit better, cuts were better, and DADO’s lined up better, as I took my time, and made sure that each cut was made precisely and measured and cut from only one direction, where as with the first I measured one from the top and cut and the next from the bottom which through everything off. I didn’t do any stencilling on the Paduak one, didnt think it needed it. The one thing that worked amazingly on both though was the 4 port USB hub which plugs into the wall to supply power for your phone or tablet. On the second build I even upgraded that a little and made sure it could also plug directly into a computer as well so you could plug a thumb drive into the organizer, rather than into the computer, as the ports would be easier to see with them facing you from the front of the organizer. Will try and post some pics of that as well later on.

-- Archer

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