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January 10, 2019

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DIY | Plywood Eye Glasses Storage Stand

Welcome to our first post of 2019! Like lots of people this time of year, the past week has been full of purging and cleaning and reorganizing for our family. Of starting off fresh. The New Year is the perfect time to go through our material possessions, decide what’s important, and figure out creative ways to store our things. And not just creative, but also easy-to-find. It doesn’t help much if your things are tucked away, albiet organized, five layers deep into your closet. Sometimes things have to be tucked away (I have an attic, cellar, and garage for tucking things away), but for the items we use on a day-to-day basis, like glasses and shoes and books, sometimes we need to organize them neatly in such a way that we can access them, and don’t forget about them.

I’ve been going through the kitchen, living room, and our bedroom, removing the unnecessary, and then finding (or making) a place for the items that I’ve deemed worthy of keeping in our home. Giving everything a particular place in our homes helps maintain order and avoid clutter. SIGN ME UP! This is why I partnered with Zenni on today’s DIY plywood glasses storage design. I wanted to figure out a way to store multiple pairs of glasses without taking up precious drawer space (I have a tiny dresser). I love the idea of keeping glasses ON the dresser, hanging on this plywood stand. They don’t get scratched, you don’t forget you have them, and they look beautiful!

I’ll be getting my first-ever *real* glasses this year (kinda excited about that, because I always wanted glasses). How beautiful are those Zenni frames? My two favorites are the clear round frames and these ivory tortoise shell. I love the huge variety of frames at Zenni, and their super accessible price point. Which are your favorites; definitely check out their selection for your next pair! Keep reading for the full DIY. And standby, we have another organizational DIY coming to the blog soon!

DIY Plywood Glasses Storage  (the best way to store multiple pairs of glasses)

Supplies
– 1/2″ plywood cut into 13″ x 17″
– 3/4″ dowel
– drill
– 3/4″ drill bit
– 1/8″ drill bit
– 12 #10-24 x 2 in. brass machine screws
– 12 #10-24 brass machine screw nuts
– pencil
– ruler
– wood file
– wood glue (if needed)
– masking tape

Directions

1. Have hardware store cut plywood into 13″ x 17″ piece (this can be done at home, but may not be squared well or cut clean if you don’t have a table saw).
2. Cut two 6″ pieces of 3/4″ dowel. To minimize splintering, wrap dowel in masking tape before marking and sawing.
3. Using a wood file (or sandpaper in a pinch), gently file ends of dowels to remove any splintering wood.
4. Mark location of holes for dowel “legs.” Holes are 1 1/2″ from the bottom of plywood, and 4 1/2″ in from sides. See photos for reference.
5. From the front of the plywood, make pilot hole for dowels with 1/8″ drill bit. Then, using 3/4″ drill bit, drill holes for dowels from the front of the plywood.
6. From the back of the plywood, place newly cut 6″ long dowels into holes. Depending on the precision of the holes you drilled, you may need to use wood glue to keep the dowels in place.
7. Measure first row of holes for brass machine screws. 1 1/2″ down from the top, 2″ on each side, then 2 1/4″ between those marks, for a total of 5 marks across.
8. Measure second row of holes for brass machine screws. 9 1/2″ up from the bottom edge of plywood, 2″ on each side, then 2 1/4″ between those marks, for a total of 5 marks across.
9. From the front of the plywood, drill holes for brass machine screws using 1/8″ drill bit.

10. From the back of the plywood, drive brass machine screws through holes. On the front, fasten with nuts.

 

Sponsor Note: Although this post was sponsored by Zenni, all content, words, and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the partnerships that help keep this blog running. 

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  2. Laura

    January 23rd, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    This is SUCH a good idea!! And watching you do it, it “seems” like it would be so easy, lol. Sometimes I take on projects that really should be easy, and I sometimes make it not so easy:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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