Identical trays make this stylish desk organizer go together quickly. But the joinery lets you show off your woodworking skills.
Getting organized is not always an easy task. But whether you’re organizing letters, mail, or any other papers, this set of desktop trays will help you get the job done, while adding flair to your office area as well. The in-box is made around a simple frame. The upper tray is fixed to the frame, but the bottom two trays slide out on wood guides for easy access to stored items. Even though the project is small, it’s big on woodworking details. Miter joints reinforced with contrasting splines make the rounded corners of the frame and trays stand out. Plus, the contoured cutouts on each tray are easily shaped and add to the look.
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What You Get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 29 full-color photos and illustrations
- Technique for cutting the decorative splined mitered corners
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.