Woodworking

DIY Mail Organizer

diy desk organizer
Hi my name is Sam and I am obsessed with organizing. That being said, I have been scouring Pinterest for ideas for organizing my mail. After stumbling upon a few ideas, I decided to create my own modular mail organizer from some scrap wood and leftover paint that I can move around my desk as needed. Even cooler, I partnered with T-Rex Tape to keep everything super organized!

DIY Desktop Mail Organizer

My style is ever changing, and so I wanted my DIY mail organizer to as well. So, having a modular organizer that I can move around and store different ways is super helpful!

Now no piece of mail will go missing, un-turned, or sent to collections…

Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

diy paper organizer

Tools
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Pin Nailer
Sand Paper
Paint Brush
Computer & Printer
Scissors

Materials
¾” Plywood
T-Rex Clear Repair Tape
1 ¼” Pin Nails
Wood Glue
Paint

The Steps:

1. Measure how wide you want your pieces to be. I made mine the following dimensions:

(2) Large Organizer Sides @ 7 x 12″
(1) Large Organizer Bottom @ 3 ½ x 12″
(2) Medium Organizer Sides @ 4 ¾ x 6 ¾”
(1) Medium Organizer Bottom @ 1 x 4 ¾”

how to make a mail organizer

2. Cut your pieces to width (we’ll worry about the other stuff later) using a 45 degree bevel cut on a table saw where your pieces will connect (some cuts may be on the bottom and some others on the sides). This can be done on a miter saw too if you feel comfortable using it.

how to cut bevels on a table saw

3. Next, cut all of your pieces to their final dimensions on the miter saw.

4. Begin attaching your pieces together. Use T-Rex Clear Repair Tape to connect all of the bevels.

t-rex clear repair tape

how to join bevels

5. Apply wood glue to the beveled edges. I like to use a combination of wood glue and CA glue to keep everything strong.

how to glue beveled edges

6. Use a pin nailer to connect the pieces for good measure.

how to connect beveled edges

7. Once everything is dry, sand the pieces down and then paint or stain them.

how to sand plywood

8. Print & cut out labels for your organizers.

how to make labels

9. Attach them to your organizers using T-Rex Clear Repair Tape.

how to make labels without a label maker

Start organizing!

scrap wood organizer

I love that I now have a dedicated spot for my mail that an easily be moved around with my changing design ideas!

scrap wood project

What do you think? Could you see a system like this on your desk? If so, make sure to Pin It for later!

Until next time, friends… Happy DIY’ing!

This post is sponsored by T-Rex Tape. All opinions of the product and ideas for use are my own. For my full disclaimer policy, click here.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.

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