Keep your desk organised with this neat (in more ways than one) desk tray.
This simple creation made from up-cycled cardboard is designed so you can create, stack and join as many trays on top of each other as you like.
To make one tray, all you need is two Makedo Re-clips, some cardboard (keep the boxes that copy paper comes in), the template we’ve provided with these instructions, a ruler and cutting device.
We have provided two templates. One is a laser cut template and the other is a printable A4 sheet pattern.
Step 1: Find
Source cardboard from around your home. We’ve used cardboard from an open packaging box.
Step 2: Cut
To begin the first tray, draw out the template dimensions supplied with these instructions. Cut out the cardboard template.
Step 3: Score
Using the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw, lightly score the flaps of the cardboard where there are dotted lines shown on the PDF template.
Step 4: Fold
Fold along the scored lines and slowly your tray should take form.
Step 5: Punch
To position the tray into place, use the Makedo Safe-saw and punch the sides of the tray where cardboard overlaps.
Step 6: Connect
Connect the sides together using a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip. Your first tray is complete. You can use this first tray to trace more cardboard templates. Stack the trays above one another to hold more documents.
Step 7: Stack
To stack multiple trays simply sit the top tray over the lower tray, overlapping the sides. Connect the overlapping sides together using Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.
Step 8: Complete
You are now ready to organise all your important documents. Add a spash of colour to your desk by using different coloured cardboards and patterns. Remember to upload your creation to mymakedo.com or post on our Facebook. We would love to see it!
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