DIY Back To School Desk Organizer

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Organize all of your must-have desk essentials to start the school year off right with this Desk Organizer 📓✏️

Tools

  • Brad Nailer
  • Orbit Sander
  • Compact Router
  • Circular Saw
  • Drill

Accessories

  • 15 PC. Router Bit Set
  • 65 PC. DRILL AND IMPACT DRIVE SET
  • 7 PC. 5" RANDOM ORBIT SANDER SAND PAPER

Materials

  • 1"x12"x8"
  • 1"x4"x8' Wood
  • 1-1/4" x 18 Gauge Collated Nails
  • 1/4"x24"x24"
  • 3/8"x36" Dowel
  • 5/8"x 18 Gauge Collated Nails

Steps

STEP 1

Cut out all material using the Lumber & Sheet Cut Layout Guide. Drill the holes as indicated on Page 5.

Tools

Circular Saw
Cutting wood

STEP 2

Align the 11-1/4” side panels to the 20” back panel as shown in the diagram. Make sure the side panel with the hole is on the right. Glue and nail from the backside.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 3

Align the lower drawer support 2-1/2” from the bottom. Glue and nail together.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 4

Align the upper shelf 6-7/8” from the bottom. Attach with glue and nail together.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 5

Slide the other end of the 3/8” dowel into the hole on the side panel.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 6

Slide the other end of the dowel into the hole of the partition board. Glue and nail the partition board 9-1/2” from the ride side.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood together

STEP 7

Measure 3” from the back board as shown in the diagram. Glue the divider to the bottom and side

Tools

Brad Nailer
Attaching divider

STEP 8

Add the second partition along the divider. Glue and nail the partition to the back and bottom.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 9

Using the router and a 1/2” straight bit, cut a 1/4” x 1/4” rabbit into one edge of the drawer panels. The rabbit will be located at the bottom inside edge.

Tools

Router
Routing the wood

STEP 10

Align both side panels to the drawer bottom. Glue and nail together.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 11

Align the front and back panels to the drawer bottom. Glue and nail together.

Tools

Brad Nailer
Nailing wood

STEP 12

Sand the cabinet and drawer.

Tools

Sander
Sanding wood

STEP 13

Add handle to the drawer.

Tools

Drill
Drilling hole for handle