Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer

Our office needs some serious organization. I’ve done what I can with what we have, but it’s time to start focusing on things to help make the office more efficient.

My first thought was a giant wall organizer. I drew a sketch of what I wanted, then enrolled Anthony to help bring it to life.

I love the combination of metal and wood and this galvanized metal & wood wall organizer doesn’t disappoint.

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

I couldn’t be any happier with how it turned out, and I’m in organizing heaven already!

Here’s how we made it:

We started with a normal piece of galvanized sheet metal. It measures 32 1/2″ wide x 42″ long.

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then we made a frame out of pine 1″ x 2″s.

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

And Anthony made these cute wooden file hangers, which I’ll be sharing the tutorial for a bit later.

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used my favorite go to stain, Minwax Early American, and stained the frame and wooden file holders…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

To attach the frame, we used liquid nails. Anthony squeezed a bit of it all around the outer edge…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then we carefully set the wood frame on top…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

And used clamps to hold it together…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

*Note, if any liquid nails squeezes out, don’t wipe it. Wait until it dries and use a razor blade to cut it off.

Then we lined the file folders up…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

And marked the corners…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then we squeezed on more liquid nails, being careful to stay well inside the marks…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

We carefully set the folders on top, and used anything with a heavy weight to hold them down…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

We left everything to dry for a solid 24 hours, then removed the clamps and installed the metal picture hangers with rivets.

Then we just hung it up!

I am obsessed with it, and that’s not an understatement!

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

Those wooden file folders are pretty!

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

For now I’m just using the galvanized metal as a memo board, but I can’t wait to add a big custom calendar to help me keep track of bills and appointments.

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

Chalk markers work perfectly too, and they erase right off with water!

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

This little corner makes me super happy…

DIY Galvanized Metal & Wood Wall Organizer by The Wood Grain Cottage

I can’t wait to add a few more custom pieces to our office. This has definitely been a spring board for inspiration and my mind is filled with new ideas!

One of my main goals for the year is to get our office organized so that everything related to our bills, farming, blog, projects, sewing, etc., is all organized and has a place of its own. I just about hit my breaking point, but this wall organizer gives me major hope. I can’t wait to make a few more things to help keep the office efficient!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Shayna-
    What a great guy you have there. Very talented.
    He should sell his things on ETSY – then we can all enjoy these lovely things too.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rose

  2. I am absolutely IN LOVE with this Shayna!! What a great idea!! Yep, going to have to make two for my office. I work from home and these will be absolutely perfect! My assistant is going to be soooo happy when she gets hers, i’m not even going to tell her, just let her see it when it’s done! :D Thank you for this great idea.. and all your other great ideas too! I love that you make things that aren’t too expensive and just about anyone can do them too!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Amy! I’m so happy you’re going to make your own! I’m absolutely in love with mine!
      You’re assistant will love it! Such a fun surprise! :-D
      -Shayna

  3. This is so great!! I have been wanting to make the file holders, now I can’t wait for the tutorial!
    I am trying to put together a Command Centre for all our stuff that piles up on my counters but I still need close by for kids stuff/bills/receipts etc.
    Great job!!!

    • THANK YOU so much, Sherry! I’ll be sharing the tutorial for the file holders very soon! It’s such a great place to organize bills, receipts and lists! :-D
      -Shayna

  4. I love the super wide-long pockets. These babies were made to be used! Great job!( as usual)!

  5. Looks great! What a pretty way to stay organized!

  6. Ashleigh H says:

    Shayna!! This.is.brilliant!! I love it and will be enlisting my cute carpenter to copy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Christine King says:

    Hi Shayna…I love reading about your projects. Some I know I can’t tackle, but I did make the 18 in. round serving tray. I love it now, it sits in the center of the table. I had to get longer screws for the handles before they could be attached through the thickness of the wood….and thank goodness I had a handy husband for that. He isn’t handy enough to make this new project but I’m glad you’ve given me some great ideas!
    Keep up the good work!
    Chris

  8. What a great looking and functional piece. Way to go! Paper work can become overwhelming but it sounds like you are on the right track finding solutions that work for you.

  9. Seriously in love with this. Metal and wood speaks my language! Gonna have to make one for myself. Anxiously awaiting the tutorial on the file folders. Great job!

  10. Looks fantastic!

  11. You had me at galvanized, love it!

    xo, Tanya

  12. OMGness! You MADE this?!? LOOK OUT PB! WGC is rocking it out…absolutely LOVE it, S&A!!! I’m all about being organized lol;) Way to go you two…um where can I get one lol;)
    Blessings & <3
    M

    • THANK YOU so very much, M! I’m all about being organized too… and now I’m one step closer! Thank. Goodness.! :-D
      -Shayna

  13. LOVE this! It’s so nice that your handy hubby is right onboard with you! :)

  14. I love the organizer on your desk. Where did you find it?

    • THANK YOU so much, Erin! I found the organizer at a thrift store and scooped it up… I’m sorry that doesn’t help you more!
      -Shayna

  15. Can you tell me if you ever got around to the tutorial for the wooden file hangers!? Very cute!

  16. Love this!! May I ask where you purchased the galvanized metal in that size??? Thanks!!

  17. Tracy henley says:

    Looooove this!!!! Have you shared the tutorial for the file folders? Or am I not seeing it? Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to build. :)

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