Before & After: The DIY IKEA Office Organizer

Before & After: The DIY IKEA Office Organizer

Gregory Han
May 4, 2012

Where some people see individual IKEA items other see components for a greater IKEA hack waiting to happen. Check out this organization solution which could be gracing your walls and organizing your home office from all that inbox/outbox clutter...

The materials list isn't too long and you might already have most of these items in your toolbox/garage, as outline from the pages of Australian shelter magazine, Real Living:

  • Tape measure
  • Handsaw
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Screws
  • Cordless drill
  • Tryggve shelf (79cm x 28cm)
  • Brackets
  • Knuff plywood magazine files from Ikea

An hour or a little more and you've got a place to keep things organized, with an additional shelf above. Other ideas are: paint the edges and interior of each cubby hole for a splash of colour; drill a hole to run a long USB cord (how does 10' work for you?) for charging mobile devices and use the mail station as a charging dock; hide your wireless router or USB hub inside one of the magazine files.

The complete 4-Step instructions at Real Living's Mail station project.

(Image: Real Living and IKEA)

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