Desk tidy

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Project by aaronmolloy posted 03-12-2008 09:55 PM 2569 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this desk tidy a couple of years ago. I cut the plywood with a coping saw and I made the pencil holders out of 2×2 / 1 1/2×1 1/2 and some 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. So please leave your comments and how could I improve this project

  1. OK !!! over the past few days I’ve got comments about the finish !!! so hear it is folks ’’’’yacht varnish ’’’ I know , i know

-- A. Molloy

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#1 posted 03-12-2008 09:59 PM

Kind of hard to see. It’s really out of focus.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-12-2008 10:19 PM

I know there out of focus I was kind of rushing

-- A. Molloy

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#3 posted 03-12-2008 11:36 PM

Hi Aaron,

The picture above is easier to see the details of the project than the larger version. But this desk organizer looks fine. It is an interesting project that would work well for storing pens and other paraphernalia. I assume the front piece is for a coffee cup.

What kind of finish did you put on it?

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 04:33 AM

Aaron, The project looks great. I like the idea, kinda need something like this for the office area at work.
Have you thought about maybe adding a magnet to one of the containers in order to help dispense paperclips?
Also curios abou tthe finish.

Look forward to seeing other projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 10:12 AM

Looks good from what I can see, as you know the photos are blurry.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 11:13 AM

I think it looks good. What did you use for finish?

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 12:51 PM

A great job. I like the layout of the compartments (nice mix of high and low). It looks very useful.
And do you use it?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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