I decided I needed to organize some stuff on my desk at work and designed this desk caddy to hold some items that I use on a regular basis. The bottom and top layers are Medium Cherry hardwood (unfinished) and the middle 2 layers are Thick Maple plywood (finished). After gluing and clamping it all together, I sanded it and used tung oil for the finish. I then added some dark brown felt to the bottom of the slots for the pens and stuff. As always I designed everything in Solidworks and did all my test building using cardboard.
Nice little handy thing.
i’m confused a little. You sanded finished plywood and refinished? Or just the edges or something?
I guess the finished plywood did not interfere with the gluing after but the cherry on top would need it. the cherry on the bottom is a bit confusing however inless the felt did not cover it all
The top and bottom layers were unfinished wood so they needed to be sanded. The middle two layers I sanded so the glue would work better.
Very neat idea, and excellent execution. Love the spots for the SD cards and USB sticks.
Very clever! I have to borrow the USB idea as I have over 60 (Forensic data collection) and this is much better than the baggie I use…