Maybe it’s just me, but I am constantly finding cute file folders, and I hate to just stick them in a drawer. I want to see them! So I made a desktop folder holder to show off my latest folders. I love projects that are fun and functional. It was also a great way to add some fun color in the Plaid House!
This was a quick and fun build. And it’s so easy to customize with paint and/or hardware. Or just keep it simple and let the folders shine.
3/4″ square dowel:
- 4 @ 10 1/2″ – vertical legs
- 2 @ 8 1/2″ – base
- 2 @ 11 3/8″ – tops
1/4 ” round dowel (you can go thicker on the dowel to make it stronger)
- 2 @ 9″
1 1/4″ brad nails
- Begin by cutting your pieces. On the tops of your legs, measure down 3/8″ from the top, and 3/8″ from each side. Use a 1/4″ drill bit to drill holes about halfway into each leg.
- Fit each end of 1 of the round dowels into the holes on two of the legs. The distance between the 2 legs should be 8 1/2″. I used one of my base pieces for a dry fit. If it is too long, drill the holes a bit deeper.
- Once your leg distance is 8 1/2″, place a drop of glue in each hole and insert the dowels.
- Position a base piece inside the bottom of the legs. Clamp your piece; use glue and nails to attach.
- Repeat steps 1 -4 with the other legs and round dowel.
- Use the 13 1/4″ top pieces to connect the two legs, attaching with glue and nails from outside through top of legs into top pieces.
Now for the fun parts. Paint and add hardware. I think this would also look beautiful with a little gold spray paint, maybe on a diagonal, or with some light stain.
So don’t you think this would look beautiful on your desk?
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