Backpack and Homework Center

Submitted by efmolly on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 16:09

I needed a solution for my kids backpacks and disorganized papers. I was able to come up with organizer using a quarter-sheet of plywood, a fence board, and a 4' hobby board. It involves ripping the plywood into smaller strips, so I table saw would be helpful, but the project is totally do-able with just a skill saw.

You basically notch 3 divider boards, attach it to a piece of plywood and build a box for each cubbies. I added lag screws and washers for decoration, and some small coat hooks for storage.

Estimated Cost
$35 - with hardware
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine fence boards, 3/8" sanded plywood, hobby board
Finish Used
oxidizing solution and clear, matte lacquer.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate