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Vertical Organizer
Basic Description

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This simple organizer neatly stores papers, files, books, magazines, catalogs etc. We have provided several customization options so that you can accommodate different size items, vary the style, and alter the dimensions. It goes together very quickly with a unique production technique. The organizer must be made with plywood because it would not be able to withstand the expansion and contraction associated with solid wood.
Materials High-grade plywood, brads, finishing oil (or paint) and wood glue. A complete material list is included in the printable accompaniment to the plan and is also listed below.
Tools Table saw, dado set, router. A complete tool list is included in the printable accompaniment to the plan and is also listed below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $15
Time 4 hours
Prints Although the project plan is displayed below, certain plan elements work best on paper. We have compiled a printable accompaniment to this plan which includes a complete bill of materials, tool list, plan of procedure, and drawings.
Difficulty Moderate
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The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because this allows you to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
If you haven't already done so, you need to print the printable accompaniment to this plan which includes the complete material and tool lists. These are convenient to take with you to your local supply store to pick up everything that you need. We have also provided material and tool lists below along with some links for online purchase.
completed vertical organizer with books

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 1 approx. 1/2" (12mm) thick plywood, good both sides with no voids in the core plys more info
#2 1 wood glue more info
#3 1 double-sided tape
#4 12 finish brads
#5 1 finishing oil more info or paint with primer
You can make any of several alterations to the dimensions and design that we are using. Before you make any changes and purchase materials, however, we recommend that you read through the entire plan and, in particular check the design considerations section at the end of this plan.

Tool List

table saw more info
band saw more info or jig saw more info
dado set more info; or router more info with straight bit more info
pattern-making more info or flush trim router bit
clamps more info see plan for details
brad nailer more info or hammer and nail set more info
disc sander more info or block plane more info
power sander more info

We have omitted the most common tools from this list. Furthermore, some of the tools on the list are not necessarily required. If you do not have all of the tools on the list you may be able to use an alternative but you will surely need to read through the entire plan first.

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