How to Make a DIY Mail and Key Organizer

DIY Mail and Key Organizer

If you’re constantly looking for your lost car keys, there’s a solution to this problem. I’ve made plans for a simple DIY Mail and Key Organizer that you could build in an hour. Now you could have all of your keys in one organized location.

This key organizer also has few shelves for your mail or other small items. I’ve also made a shelf at the bottom for a small pot with a plant.

You also might be interested in the previous project that I’ve built: Wall Decor with Shelf.

DIY Mail and Key Organizer

Mail and Key Organizer PDF


This PDF download includes Cut Diagrams, a List of Supplies, and 3D illustrations with detailed steps to build the project. Measurements are in imperial and not metric. Does NOT include SketchUp/CAD files.

Mail and Key Organizer

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Tools for this project

Material List

Note: Lumber dimensions are listed as nominal size.  See lumber sizes for actual dimensions vs nominal.

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DIY Mail and Key Organizer  dimensions

Cut List

DIY Mail and Key Organizer  cut list

Step 1 – Cut and Chamfer Board Edges

Using a table saw cut eight boards to 14″ x 3″. Then set the table saw blade to 45 degrees and chamfer each board on both sides.

chamfering board for the DIY Mail and Key Organizer

Step 2 – Make Small Shelves for the Key Organizer

Cut two shelf boards to 5’x6′. One side of the shelf will be cut at 35 degrees.

cutting boards for the shelf of the DIY Mail and Key Organizer

Step 3 – Cut a Hole for the Flower Pot

Using a jig saw cut a 3″ hole in the middle of 8″ x 3 1/2″ board. This will be for a flower pot. You might cut a different hole size depending on your flower pot.

cutting a hole for a plant

Step 4 – Attach Boards with Nail Gun

Paint or stain all the boards before attaching them together. Place both 2″x24″ boards on a flat surface, then using nail gun attach the 14″ boards with 1 1/4″ Brad Nails.

attach planks to back sticks of the DIY Mail and Key Organizer
frame of the DIY Mail and Key Organizer

Step 5 – Place and Attach the Top Board

Attach the top 14″x5 1/2 board using Brad Nails.

attach the top piece to the DIY Mail and Key Organizer

Step 6 – Attach the Remaining Shelf Boards

Attach the remaining boards using a Nail Gun. You could also use a wood screw to hold it stronger. Screw in the cup hooks at the bottom for your keys. You’re done with a DIY Mail and Key Organizer.

DIY Mail and Key Organizer

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