Make a dovetailed desktop organizer
Mike Pekovich's efficient organizer not only has room for bills, receipts, stamps, and pens, but also holds a lesson in working thin.
Synopsis: This little organizer is the perfect place for bills, receipts, stamps, pens, and the like. This version uses dovetailed construction and parts that are kept thin for a delicate, not clunky, look. Mike Pekovich creates his own quartersawn ash boards by edge-jointing strips from a plainsawn board. There are plenty of tips for dovetailing thin stock, as well as cutting the stopped dado joints that house the dividers. A scalloped front edge on the horizontal divider adds a nice detail.
A little desktop organizer that I picked up at a flea market years ago is one of my favorite things in the house. It has a spot for upcoming bills and one for paid bills that I need to hang onto, an overstuffed space for various receipts, and a drawer for stamps and pens and such. In short, it is the sole reason for my fiscal solvency over the…