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We like reader Flabby BooHoo’s style. He built this closet organizer out of 3/4″ melamine and it looks better than anything you could buy at the Ikea big box of cardboard Swedish origami furniture. It looks good enough to have been patterned after something he saw in the “fashion forward” section there.

Not that there’s anything wrong with Ikea stuff, but here we have a purpose-built unit that looks just like a store-bought rig and most likely made everyone’s life a little better. Mom is complaining less often about a messy room/closet, son has a bad-ass place to put stuff, and Dad is the hero of the day. A win for all involved.

Well done, sir, and those drawers look choice. Hats off and beers up to your 700-lb. organizer.

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4 Responses to From The Flickr Pool: Organize This

  1. Joe says:

    If you look at the other pictures of it, there is an IKEA lamp right next to it!

  2. ToolGuyd says:

    That does look cleanly designed and sturdy – nice job! I wonder how it’s put together. Pocket holes?

  3. Flabby Boohoo says:

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the positive review!

    It’s completely assembled with pocket screws (coarse thread). The drawer slides were laying around in the shop and the drawer pulls are actually rack-mount server handles (2U). It took a couple weekends to build and install.. very easy project. Lesson learned: use a sharp blade made for cutting this type of material.

    And yes, that is a flimsy Ikea lamp next too it.

  4. Joe says:

    Nothing wrong with the IKEA lamp… I have four of the exact same one myself cheap torch lighting at its best!

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