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DIY Wall Organizer
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DIY Wall Organizer

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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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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!


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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!


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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 ;)


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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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!


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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!


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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 ;)


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Lebbie
Lebbie

How do you download plans?

tbaysden
tbaysden

Do you provide a cut list by chance?

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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Categories: Furniture, Other

Materials Used:

  • pocket hole jig

  • wood glue

  • cork tile

  • dry erase board

  • anchors (if necessary)

  • 3” wood screws

  • 1 1/4” brad nails

  • 5/8” brad nails

  • 1 1/4” exterior pocket hole screws

  • 7 - 1/4”x2”x48” poplar or pine craft boards

  • 1 - 1x2x10

  • 2 - 1x2x8

  • 2 - 24”x48”x1/2” hardwood plywood panels


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