Consider this an inspiration post and I must admit, this wood desk organizer was not a planned post until after the fact. So there are no photos of it being built. I’ve had requests for it so here it is! It was made to fit my exact desk space and it was Roy’s first attempt at this type of project so it’s not perfection but I love it. Roy uses the free software Google Sketchup to design what he makes and we’ve included that file as a free download. Bear in mind, it’s to fit my space. If you make your own you would need to adjust the file in Google Sketchup to fit your own space. This organizer fit on my home office desk Roy had made me previously. I had been using a made over small plastic drawers but it just wasn’t big enough.
Wood Desk Organizer Supplies
- Brainerd Satin Nickel Round Cabinet Knob
- Felt furniture pads (if needed for drawers)
- Drawer Dividers I bought this set of separate draw dividers to use in some of the drawers
EXTRA GOODIES SHOWN
- Ozeri Fan with Remote (moves ALL directions!)
- Remote On Off Switch Cord
- Dockem Koala Android Phone Mount Dockem Koala iPhone Phone Mount
- Kitty Post-it note Holder
- Sword Letter Opener
- Xylitol Cinnamon Mints (From the post Kiss your Dentist Goodbye! Heal Cavities)
Google Sketchup File
Google Sketchup File zip format
Get free Google Sketchup here to open the file after you unzip it.
This is from the post where Roy made my home office desk. I’ve changed my room quite a bit since this photo but it shows where my wood desk organizer will eventually go.
Like I mentioned in the into, I did a post where I painted and added some bling to these small plastic drawers. I used them and the other items you see in that spot. But they just weren’t enough to hold everything I needed.
I gave Roy a very general idea of what I would like and he came up with this idea in Google Sketch. I loved it. I had double the drawer space and a post for my binders. Plus a place for letters etc. It was important that my fan be able to come off the desk and sit on the shelf. Ends up he mis-measured and had to add on an extra piece. But it worked out fine.
He made the drawers first, then painted them.
I picked out some knobs that I loved.
The unit was not built in, it just sat in place so the bottom drawers slid across the desk. To keep them from making marks I put felt pads on the corners.
They come with peel off sticky backs.
Roy was about 1/4th an inch off for my fan to fit. He was so mad! He fixed it though with an added piece.
This is my finished unit. It just slid into place. The owl mug was a gift. Wish I could tell you where to buy one. It’s not on Amazon. Notice my sword letter opener on the right. It’s linked under “extras” in supplies above. The art piece you see was drawn by a dear friend of mine.
The cell phone holder is also linked under “Extras Goodies” up top.
A peek inside the drawers. Closest to me are things I use the most.
Second drawer up.
This is my personal drawer. Notice I have my Gumby and Pokey in there. They used to sit with other small creatures on top of my monitor but since I now have a 55″ TV monitor and I’ve not put them back yet.
Another personal drawer that holds my Xylitol Cinnamon mints that I pop into my mouth a few times a day to keep it alkalized.
My small electronic drawer. Holds my TV/monitor remote, my webcam and a couple of cables. This is the remote to my awesome fan. It has various speeds and moves all directions.
My long neck lamp sits back on the extra shelf extension. I added an on/off cord to it with a switch on the endn then mounted it next to my desk so I can turn my lamp on without getting up. I think its brilliant. Either that or I’m lazy.
This is the only phone holder I’ve found that hangs on the wall.