Monday, August 31, 2020

My Computer Hutch

 So I have been in a creative mood lately. One of the things I realized I needed to do was to get my office area organized. It occupies a wall in my living room and there was never any space for anything. My computer desk always had piles of papers on it and it only had one drawer, so it was hard to achieve any sort of organization. I decided I wanted to get a hutch for the desk. I priced them out and they are pretty expensive and I really couldn't find one that fit my desk. So I decided I wanted to try and build something. I wanted it to be sturdy and something that would not fall apart. I came up with the idea of building it with wooden crates. I needed something I could configure to fit on the desk, that would have places to store all the little office supplier and that would go with my decor. So I measured everything. Many, many times. I came up with the idea that I could use wooden crates as the material. I picked 2 sizes of crates. Here are the original crates I picked:

I got six of these -- 3 for each side of the hutch:

And 2 of these for the bridge of the hutch:


So are you ready for the end result????



I am very happy with how it turned out! It took a lot of measuring, laying things out and planning; a few bruised knuckles and trips to the hardware store, but I did it and it is sturdy, fits the desk perfectly and accomplishes what I set out to do. And it is done! I got to check an item off of my project list!

Now to get to work on that doll room!


10 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous! Your work station looks very neat and organized. I've seen some crate furniture ideas on Pinterest and some are really lovely and seem relatively easy to do. I've actually been working on some crate furniture too, but in doll scale, which is way easier.
    Have a lovely week ahead

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    1. Glad you like it. I wonder if I could replicate this in 1:6 scale! Hmmmm!

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  2. Hi Phyllis, this looks really good, and it makes a desk so much more tidy (something I could use for sure, my desk is rather messy lol!). Great idea!

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    1. I was having such a hard time finding a way to organize my desk. When I started looking to buy a hutch, they were either too expensive and it was so difficult to find one with dimensions that would work with my desk! I did this whole thing for less that $100!

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  3. Great job! It looks fantastic and functional.

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  4. Wspaniały efekt! Jesteś bardzo pomysłowa i kreatywna! Świetne miejsce do pracy i do odpoczynku :-)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie :-)

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    1. Thanks! I has made the desk so much more functional!

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  5. Hey, that looks pretty good. I never would have guessed this was made from crates had you not shown how you built it!

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    1. Thanks! It turned out better than I expected!

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