Introduction: Desk Organizer

Picture of Desk Organizer

This instructable will teach you how to make a desk organizer!! 

Step 1: Gather Materials

Picture of Gather Materials

The materials you need for this project includes: 
shoebox (approximately 12x4)
hot glue gun
scissors/exacto knife
cardboard
ruler/tape measure
wooden cylinder (Height: 7in, Diameter: 1.5cm)
paper clips (2 Large)

Step 2: Measure Dividers

Picture of Measure Dividers

Measure out dividers (2) to be placed in shoebox. Use ruler to make both dividers 4inx4in.

Step 3: Cut Dividers

Picture of Cut Dividers

Cut dividers with scissors (or exacto knife) based on measurements from the previous step.

Step 4: Measure Paper Tray

Picture of Measure Paper Tray

Measure out piece of cardboard for paper tray with ruler (8.5inx11in).

Step 5: Cut Cardboard Paper Tray

Picture of Cut Cardboard Paper Tray

Cut cardboard paper tray with scissors (or exacto knife) based on measurements from above.

Step 6: Glue Divider #1

Picture of Glue Divider #1

Glue one of the dividers 1.5in away from one end of the box inside of the box.

**It is very helpful to always glue on the inside of the box so it looks aesthetically pleasing**

Step 7: Glue Divider #2

Picture of Glue Divider #2

Glue the other divider 2.5in away from one end of the box inside of the box.

Step 8: Glue Paper Tray

Picture of Glue Paper Tray

The space between the 2 dividers should be about 8.5in, glue the paper tray inside of this space.

Step 9: Glue Wooden Cylinder

Picture of Glue Wooden Cylinder

In the corner of the 2.5in space in the box, use hot glue gun to glue the wooden cylinder in its upright position.

Step 10: Measure/Cut Legs

Picture of Measure/Cut Legs

With excess cardboard, use scissors to cut two 2inx8in pieces of cardboard.

Step 11: Measure/Cut Four 2inx4in Pieces of Cardboard

Picture of Measure/Cut Four 2inx4in Pieces of Cardboard

Cut four 2inx4in pieces of cardboard using scissors.

Step 12: Glue the Legs

Picture of Glue the Legs

Glue 2 of the 2inx4in pieces of cardboard to the 2inx8in pieces of cardboard at the perpendicular ends (both facing the same direction).

Step 13: Connect the Legs to the Box's Base

Picture of Connect the Legs to the Box's Base

Connect the set of stands to opposite sides of the box’s base so it is able to connect to the lab bench.

**These stands might be slightly flimsy, feel free to double them with excess cardboard to make them sturdier**

Step 14: Bend Paper Clips

Picture of Bend Paper Clips

Bend 2 paper clips in “J”-shaped hooks.

Step 15: Insert Paper Clips to Box

Picture of Insert Paper Clips to Box

Insert the paper clips through the front face of the cardboard 8in apart so both “J”-hooks are able to hold the ruler(s).

Comments

Delete_ (author)2013-12-05

Cool!

About This Instructable

2,144views

6favorites

License:

More by kgoldberg2014:Styrofoam Plate SpeakerMake the Letter "N" Out of PVC PipeLetter "A" Made out of PVC Pipe
Add instructable to: