DIY Portable Writing Desk and Organizer

DIY Portable Writing Desk and Organizer

Taryn Williford
Sep 10, 2012

No room for a home office? No problem. If you need a spot to sort bills or jot down notes from the sofa, here's an option: Customize an artist's supply box and transform it into a portable workstation with storage. It's also a great spot for kids do homework or draw, then tuck everything away and out of sight when they're done.

Using a piece of plywood and a store-bought supply box, the folks at put together this portable desk DIY project that gives you plenty of portable storage with a spacious surface for working.

The result is an organized and portable writing station that is small and light (which is what makes it perfect for adults and kids). Keep this tucked next to your sofa to supplement your laptop-and-couch home office, or take it outside on a beautiful fall day to enjoy the weather while you get things done. It would also be a great way to keep kids entertained in the car on a long road trip vacation. has a five-step how to that includes a handy tip for keeping plastic organizers inside the case from sliding around: velcro. Brilliant!

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