Organize Your Desk with Dominoes

March 18th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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This is a very simple project that can be done in less than an hour. After that you can quickly organize your desk and still have time for some fun.
We all have small items that need a home on our desks. Right? Slap one of these together and youre good to go! Love, love, love white dominoes.
Tricks of the trade. Twenty beautiful white dominoes, four door hinge pins, a piece of wood (mine is 12 x 3 x 1), some Gorilla Super Glue, a bolt cutter, a metal file or Dremmel tool, and a tape measure. Ready, set, build!
Glue dominoes together in sets of four. I used five sets. Measure and glue each set on the top of your board. I allowed two inches between each set.
Clamp hinge pins and clip with bolt cutter.
File hinge pins with metal file or Dremmel tool to make even. Glue one pin head (Hahahaha) to each corner to act as legs. Nice pins!
This is a very simple project that can be done in less than an hour. After that you can quickly organize your desk and still have time for some fun.

This is a very simple project that can be done in less than an hour. After that you can quickly organize your desk and still have time for some fun.


Fresh fron the Junk Beautiful DVD come follow up instructions. Dominoes by the dozens! I keep my fair share of dominoes on hand for a variety of different projects. They can be fashioned into soap dishes (Junk Beautiful, Outdoor Edtion), frames, table tops, and even desk organizers. Grab some for yourself the next time you're out on the junking trail and see what you can come up with! Dominoes are among my favorite junk building blocks.


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Comments (17)

ayesha12 writes: This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details are made with lot of background knowledge. I like it a lot. This was a useful post and I think it is rather easy to see from the other comments as well that this post is well written and useful. Posted: 12:18 am on April 17th
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porcupinemamma writes: Love it!Re how to grundge it up-wondering-stones and dominoes tied in a pillow case and put in the dryer? Posted: 3:49 am on October 14th
frstyfrolk writes: I have several sets of dominos that are new. Do you know how to grunge them to look old and used?

I also have some black dominos from an estate sale that are souvineer "Washington Capitol" dominos. Any ideas?, The color bleeds also.

Many thanks, Cyndi Posted: 9:23 am on May 22nd
Carole_OR writes: I've done various things with domino's, but never this. Fun idea! Would you mind if I shared ths at my blog? Posted: 6:37 pm on March 23rd
ladyfae writes: Ooooh I love this, will try it this weekend, but am gonna keep the hinge pins whole and drill holes into the wood so that I can thread the pins through them and then I will have posts to put my postage stamps on and maybe a small pair of scissors or whatever will slip over them. Great idea as always Posted: 3:39 pm on March 23rd
writes: I don't know what I like more - this project or Junk Architect's comment "domino obsessive compulsive disorder…DOCD"

Another fab project Miss Sue. Thanks for keeping us inspired.

:-) JennyK Posted: 10:39 am on March 21st
nefariouscupcake writes: What a neat idea! Great job :) Posted: 4:29 pm on March 19th
GOT_ART writes: ooooooooh, love this project! something new to do with dominoes besides make bracelets and necklaces *smiles* Posted: 11:48 am on March 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Whenever I see a box of dominos at a tag sale I buy it. I never do anything with them, so I’m starting to wonder if I have some kind of domino obsessive compulsive disorder…DOCD! Anyway, this is a cool project and may be just what I needed…thanks. Posted: 10:17 pm on March 18th
suewhitney writes: Thanks all! In answer to your question Geo...No I never, ever, ever get sick of the dominoes. Working on something else as we speak. Do you think I could possibly have an obsession?

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:45 pm on March 18th
georgiamoon writes: Sue, you know that I really like all your Domino projects but this one is a real winner. I loved the soap dish you made once too. Do you ever run out of ideas for your little polka-dotted building blocks? So, so, so, CUTE! Geo Posted: 1:27 pm on March 18th
QueenofQuanity writes: Hey Sue,

Great idea! I have about 10,000 of these in my back shed. Better get busy,

The Queen of Quanity
Shelley
Posted: 12:47 pm on March 18th
shabbychick writes: Very cool - love the dominoes! So fun and functional - you got it covered!

Kathy Posted: 8:45 am on March 18th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful project Sue............I'm definitely going to try this one. I especially love how you incorporated the old hinges into the project!!
xojanis Posted: 9:00 pm on March 17th
RobJ98167 writes: Very cool! I need some dominoes to make things~! Posted: 6:57 pm on March 17th
TadpolesAndTeacups writes: Another great idea!! Now to dig the dominos out of the bottom of my kid's old toybox in the basement.
:) Posted: 3:36 pm on March 17th
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