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How to Make a Wooden Literature Organizer

Making a wooden literature organizer is one way to improve your woodworking skills and build something useful at the same time. It isn’t necessary to keep only pamphlets or flyers in this organizer, either. Literature organizers have many uses, including keeping printing paper, line paper, scrap paper and arts and crafts tools. The best part about building your own literature organizer out of wood is that you don’t need to have a lot of expensive woodworking tools or even experience.

Build a wooden box frame using two 12-inch-by-10-inch plywood boards and two 12-inch-by-6-inch plywood boards. Build the frame so that it measures 10 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 6 inches high. Attach each corner of the frame by drilling four half-inch screws where each screw is 3 inches apart from the others.

Attach a 6-inch-by-10-inch plywood board to one end of the frame using four half-inch screws to hold the board to the rest of the frame, one screw on each corner.

Insert one 10-inch-by-12-inch plywood board into the center of the frame and attach it on either side by drilling four half-inch screws from the outside of either side of the frame (total of eight screws).

Sand down all the edges of the wooden literature organizer with sandpaper and then apply a coat of wood stain to protect the wood from moisture.

Things You'll Need:

  • 3 plywood boards: 12-inch by 10-inch by 1/4-inch
  • 2 plywood boards: 12-inch by 6-inch by 1/4-inch
  • 1 plywood board: 10-inch by 6-inch by 1/4-inch
  • Drill
  • 28 screws: 1/2-inch
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
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