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DIY Wall Organizer


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

With the new school year starting, our main focus is always on organization! There are so many notes coming home, forms due, appointments to remember… We have designed and built this DIY Wall Organizer that will (hopefully) give us the head start we need, to get our schedules organized! This is an easy, beginner build, it’s inexpensive and it will give you tons of organization without taking up any floor space! The best part is that each component, to this system, slides in and out making it 100% customizable! You can double up on a component or invent your own!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      First, I cut the boards for the back frame and used my Kreg Jig to drill 3/4” pocket holes into each of the short pieces. Then, I attached the short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

    2. Step: 2

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      I cut the front slats to size and used my 18-volt Airstrike brad nailer to attach them to each of the three 1x2 slides. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue. The top and bottom slats should be flush with the top and bottom of the frame. The middle slat should center over the middle slide, so that there is a 3/8” overhang on each side.

    3. Step: 3

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      Next, I cut the bottom mailbox piece and the dividers to size. I attached the dividers to the mailbox bottom with 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue.

    4. Step: 4

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      Then, I attached the mail divider to the mailbox tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue, through the back of the mailbox tile, into the mail dividers and mailbox bottom.

    5. Step: 5

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      Before attaching the front slats to the mail sorter, I added a finish to the mail sorter. When the stain dried, I attached the front slats to the mail dividers with 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

    6. Step: 6

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      To create the dry erase, chalk and cork boards, I cut the three wood tiles to size. Then, I spray painted the chalkboard tile with chalkboard paint. I cut the dry erase board and attached it to the wood tile with wood glue. Then I used my 18-volt hot glue gun to attach the cork tile. Tip: I added a finish to the cork board wood tile before attaching the cork.

    7. Step: 7

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      Next, I cut the iPad tile to size. Then, I cut the bottom piece for the iPad holder and attached it to the iPad tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue from the back of the iPad tile. There should be a 1/2” gap on both sides of the bottom piece.

    8. Step: 8

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      I cut the front piece, of the iPad holder, to size and attached it to the bottom piece. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

    9. Step: 9

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      Finally, I added a finish to the frame and each of the components.

    10. Step: 10

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      When the finish was dry, I began to attach the frame to the wall. Because I didn’t have studs to drill into, I used anchors to secure the frame to the wall. To do this, I held the frame where I wanted it to hang on the wall. Then, I used a drill bit to predrill a hole into the frame and the wall. I did this close to all four of the corners and one in the middle.Next, I drilled an anchor into each of the five holes. Then, I drilled a 3” wood screw into each hole in the frame and into the anchors in the wall. It won’t budge!

    11. Step: 11

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      Once the frame was up, I slid the components where I wanted them, attached label holders to the mail sorter and that was it!

    12. Step: 12

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      I am ready for the school year to start! Fingers crossed, that this guy gives me the organization that my family and I, so desperately need, this time of year ;)

    13. Step: 13

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      First, I cut the boards for the back frame and used my Kreg Jig to drill 3/4” pocket holes into each of the short pieces. Then, I attached the short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

    14. Step: 14

      Large aa71d0cb 4a7f 4e34 9527 9ef068da8da0

      I cut the front slats to size and used my 18-volt Airstrike brad nailer to attach them to each of the three 1x2 slides. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue. The top and bottom slats should be flush with the top and bottom of the frame. The middle slat should center over the middle slide, so that there is a 3/8” overhang on each side.

    15. Step: 15

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      Next, I cut the bottom mailbox piece and the dividers to size. I attached the dividers to the mailbox bottom with 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue.

    16. Step: 16

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      Then, I attached the mail divider to the mailbox tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue, through the back of the mailbox tile, into the mail dividers and mailbox bottom.

    17. Step: 17

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      Before attaching the front slats to the mail sorter, I added a finish to the mail sorter. When the stain dried, I attached the front slats to the mail dividers with 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

    18. Step: 18

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      To create the dry erase, chalk and cork boards, I cut the three wood tiles to size. Then, I spray painted the chalkboard tile with chalkboard paint. I cut the dry erase board and attached it to the wood tile with wood glue. Then I used my 18-volt hot glue gun to attach the cork tile. Tip: I added a finish to the cork board wood tile before attaching the cork.

    19. Step: 19

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      Next, I cut the iPad tile to size. Then, I cut the bottom piece for the iPad holder and attached it to the iPad tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue from the back of the iPad tile. There should be a 1/2” gap on both sides of the bottom piece.

    20. Step: 20

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      I cut the front piece, of the iPad holder, to size and attached it to the bottom piece. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

    21. Step: 21

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      Finally, I added a finish to the frame and each of the components.

    22. Step: 22

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      When the finish was dry, I began to attach the frame to the wall. Because I didn’t have studs to drill into, I used anchors to secure the frame to the wall. To do this, I held the frame where I wanted it to hang on the wall. Then, I used a drill bit to predrill a hole into the frame and the wall. I did this close to all four of the corners and one in the middle. Next, I drilled an anchor into each of the five holes. Then, I drilled a 3” wood screw into each hole in the frame and into the anchors in the wall. It won’t budge!

    23. Step: 23

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      Once the frame was up, I slid the components where I wanted them, attached label holders to the mail sorter and that was it!

    24. Step: 24

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      I am ready for the school year to start! Fingers crossed, that this guy gives me the organization that my family and I, so desperately need, this time of year ;)

Comments (8)


  • How do you download plans?
    By Lebbie, on August 1, 2017

  • Do you provide a cut list by chance?
    By tbaysden, on August 3, 2017

  • Can never be too organized! Great build.
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 18, 2017


  • Is there a cut list?
    By samartinez27, on May 3, 2018
    • Hi @samartinez27, click the blue link that says "view project pdf" and page 2 shows cut sizes.
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 3, 2018

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DIY Wall Organizer

by Shanty 2 Chic
Jul 27, 2017
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With the new school year starting, our main focus is always on organization! There are so many notes coming home, forms due, appointments to remember… We have designed and built this DIY Wall Organizer that will (hopefully) give us the head start we need, to get our schedules organized! This is an easy, beginner build, it’s inexpensive and it will give you tons of organization without taking up any floor space! The best part is that each component, to this system, slides in and out making it 100% customizable! You can double up on a component or invent your own!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge c027a0b5 88af 4cbf ad2c a439cbdee1f9

    First, I cut the boards for the back frame and used my Kreg Jig to drill 3/4” pocket holes into each of the short pieces. Then, I attached the short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 045eab7d 1d76 45a5 8ab0 15d95ca0800d

    I cut the front slats to size and used my 18-volt Airstrike brad nailer to attach them to each of the three 1x2 slides. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue. The top and bottom slats should be flush with the top and bottom of the frame. The middle slat should center over the middle slide, so that there is a 3/8” overhang on each side.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 537b6825 39b5 4d6b abad 386d9c80d862

    Next, I cut the bottom mailbox piece and the dividers to size. I attached the dividers to the mailbox bottom with 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge cfb793f6 5536 4fcd bb5e cff650094b6e

    Then, I attached the mail divider to the mailbox tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue, through the back of the mailbox tile, into the mail dividers and mailbox bottom.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge fcd5692e eac0 4135 9a42 87cf2d9c2909

    Before attaching the front slats to the mail sorter, I added a finish to the mail sorter. When the stain dried, I attached the front slats to the mail dividers with 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 54eb9fe6 1da0 44c4 bdca 5ff098d68232

    To create the dry erase, chalk and cork boards, I cut the three wood tiles to size. Then, I spray painted the chalkboard tile with chalkboard paint. I cut the dry erase board and attached it to the wood tile with wood glue. Then I used my 18-volt hot glue gun to attach the cork tile. Tip: I added a finish to the cork board wood tile before attaching the cork.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 548bd03d 872d 4bbe b8ae 4e4a1a131de3

    Next, I cut the iPad tile to size. Then, I cut the bottom piece for the iPad holder and attached it to the iPad tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue from the back of the iPad tile. There should be a 1/2” gap on both sides of the bottom piece.

  8. Step: 8
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    I cut the front piece, of the iPad holder, to size and attached it to the bottom piece. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

  9. Step: 9
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    Finally, I added a finish to the frame and each of the components.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge d2446d63 0899 4471 9679 0ffd01a483a1

    When the finish was dry, I began to attach the frame to the wall. Because I didn’t have studs to drill into, I used anchors to secure the frame to the wall. To do this, I held the frame where I wanted it to hang on the wall. Then, I used a drill bit to predrill a hole into the frame and the wall. I did this close to all four of the corners and one in the middle.Next, I drilled an anchor into each of the five holes. Then, I drilled a 3” wood screw into each hole in the frame and into the anchors in the wall. It won’t budge!

  11. Step: 11
    Huge 4de44e3a 20e0 4d1d b3d9 8b53769b6222

    Once the frame was up, I slid the components where I wanted them, attached label holders to the mail sorter and that was it!

  12. Step: 12
    Huge 978eb6b5 3b4a 4959 9848 4011640033ff

    I am ready for the school year to start! Fingers crossed, that this guy gives me the organization that my family and I, so desperately need, this time of year ;)

  13. Step: 13
    Huge 0474a469 e0ed 49a9 b7cf 86a60340595e

    First, I cut the boards for the back frame and used my Kreg Jig to drill 3/4” pocket holes into each of the short pieces. Then, I attached the short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  14. Step: 14
    Huge aa71d0cb 4a7f 4e34 9527 9ef068da8da0

    I cut the front slats to size and used my 18-volt Airstrike brad nailer to attach them to each of the three 1x2 slides. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue. The top and bottom slats should be flush with the top and bottom of the frame. The middle slat should center over the middle slide, so that there is a 3/8” overhang on each side.

  15. Step: 15
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    Next, I cut the bottom mailbox piece and the dividers to size. I attached the dividers to the mailbox bottom with 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue.

  16. Step: 16
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    Then, I attached the mail divider to the mailbox tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue, through the back of the mailbox tile, into the mail dividers and mailbox bottom.

  17. Step: 17
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    Before attaching the front slats to the mail sorter, I added a finish to the mail sorter. When the stain dried, I attached the front slats to the mail dividers with 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

  18. Step: 18
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    To create the dry erase, chalk and cork boards, I cut the three wood tiles to size. Then, I spray painted the chalkboard tile with chalkboard paint. I cut the dry erase board and attached it to the wood tile with wood glue. Then I used my 18-volt hot glue gun to attach the cork tile. Tip: I added a finish to the cork board wood tile before attaching the cork.

  19. Step: 19
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    Next, I cut the iPad tile to size. Then, I cut the bottom piece for the iPad holder and attached it to the iPad tile, 1” from the bottom. I used 1 1/4” brad nails and wood glue from the back of the iPad tile. There should be a 1/2” gap on both sides of the bottom piece.

  20. Step: 20
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    I cut the front piece, of the iPad holder, to size and attached it to the bottom piece. I used 5/8” brad nails and wood glue.

  21. Step: 21
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    Finally, I added a finish to the frame and each of the components.

  22. Step: 22
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    When the finish was dry, I began to attach the frame to the wall. Because I didn’t have studs to drill into, I used anchors to secure the frame to the wall. To do this, I held the frame where I wanted it to hang on the wall. Then, I used a drill bit to predrill a hole into the frame and the wall. I did this close to all four of the corners and one in the middle. Next, I drilled an anchor into each of the five holes. Then, I drilled a 3” wood screw into each hole in the frame and into the anchors in the wall. It won’t budge!

  23. Step: 23
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    Once the frame was up, I slid the components where I wanted them, attached label holders to the mail sorter and that was it!

  24. Step: 24
    Huge ccd93708 cfbc 4a48 ab5f b9496ce6cca7

    I am ready for the school year to start! Fingers crossed, that this guy gives me the organization that my family and I, so desperately need, this time of year ;)