Storing files and papers can be a problem if you live in a small dwelling or apartment - my small studio began to overflow with stacks of files containing manuscript copies of the 24 books we have written, plus all the original illustrations.
It suddenly dawned on me that I was overlooking valuable storage space on the back of my closet door. As you can see from the picture, I built four file storage boxes out of ½” birch plywood and mounted them where they would be out of sight with the door closed, but still easily accessible.
This is an easy project for anybody with a table saw at their disposal, or who can get their lumberyard to make cuts according to the attached cutting plan. It would only take half a day to make, and fifteen minutes to mount on the door. It is made from half a sheet of ½” plywood, fast-setting wood glue and 1 ¼” steel brads.
Once the pieces are cut out, the easiest way to build them is to glue the pieces together as an assembly and then hammer in the brads before the glue has fully set. Using an orbital palm sander with 220 grit sand grit sandpaper, sand off the sharp edges and smooth the surface to make a first-rate job.
Mounting the boxes on the closet door is easily done by first drilling four 1/8” pilot holes in each back and screwing them to the door with 1 ¼” long chrome screws.
TIP: Since the screws will show, use finishing washers under the screws for a truly professional look.