Desktop Organizer and Docking Station

About: I am a passionate inventor who is always thinking of new ideas and making them a reality. I do not attend MIT, that is just where I want to go when I grow up.

This is the new 2 in 1 desktop organizer and docking station. It is the result of me never being able to find small parts, and needing a way to organize everything in my workshop. It combines a docking station and desk organizer in one, and is a great addition to anyone's desk or workshop. The docking station is a great feature, as it enables you to charge your phone and listen to music. The organization part of it has lots of options. You can put your metal tools or supplies on the magnets, wrap your cords around the two nails, and put your other supplies in the plastic box.

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Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

  • (1) 8 by 8 piece of wood, preferably with one side cut at a 45 degree angle
  • A ruler
  • A plastic box (mine was one from a pegboard set)
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • A few small pieces of luan, about the width of your phone
  • Two nails
  • Six magnets
  • Small 2.5" by 4" piece of wood with one side cut at a 45 degree angle
  • Wood glue
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • A tool that can measure angles
  • Wood stain
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Drill bit the size of your charging cable connector

Step 2: Stain the Wood

First, take your wood stain and stain the wood. Stain all sides of it, and let it cure for twenty-four hours.

Step 3: Cut the Pins on the Box

If you used a pegboard box, then you have to cut the pins off. For this I just used wire cutters.

Step 4: Hammer in the Nails

Now, use the hammer and the two nails, and hammer the nails in the bottom right corner. The measurements do not have to be exact.

Step 5: Gluing the Magnets and Box

Next, use your hot glue gun and hot glue the six magnets in the upper left corner. Then, hot glue the box right beneath it.

Step 6: Cutting and Gluing the Luan Pieces

Take three of the luan pieces and cut one of them in half, as shown in the first picture. Then, put the pieces together like the second picture, a rectangular prism without two of the rectangle sides. Use either hot glue or wood glue to glue it together. This will be your docking station.

Step 7: Drilling the Hole in the Luan

On the bottom of the docking station, in about the center, drill a hole the width of your charging cable. This will be so that you can charge it when it is in the docking station.

Step 8: Gluing the Docking Station

Now, take the assembled docking station and glue it on the right side of the piece of wood.

Step 9: Gluing the Stand

Lastly, take the small piece of wood and glue the forty-five degree angle side to the back side of the organizer so that it can stand up.

Step 10: The Finished Product

Congratulations! You have your very own desk organizer and docking station!



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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I think this wood look good hanging from a wall! I could probably drill some holes through it and use capped drywall screws to mount it.

    3 replies

    Great idea! I didn't think of that before, but I guess it would be more easily accessible and wouldn't take up that much space.

    DIY Maker

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Truly awesome ible...

    This ible is so easy and well descriptive...

    And the most important thing is that it organises your desk and phones so well...We loved that cute dock for phone...

    And you have done a great job on the images...

    Just the perfect number of steps have been written...The final product is very nice...

    Thanks For Sharing.....

    1 reply

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This looks really handy! I've been thinking about making something like this for my desk. Great ideas!

    1 reply