DND Favorite Things: The Workbox 2.0. The ultimate craft storage organizer!
DND Favorite Things: The Workbox 2.0
First things first, I was not paid to review The Workbox 2.0. I paid for it myself. I based my review on the fact that I paid more for this piece of furniture than I’ve paid for anything in my house!
First, check out a video I put together of my finished Workbox 2.0 and then I’ll tell you all about it.
Where Can I Buy One?
The Workbox is one of many amazing pieces from The Original Scrap. You can visit their website and see what countries they ship to here.
As we’re currently in Europe, I bought mine from the German retailer. They were fantastic to work with, and the shipping costs were reasonable. (Danke, Dajana!) 😉
How Much Does it Cost?
Art + Lettering is my full-time job, so I looked at this as an investment in my creative business. But there’s no denying it does cost a lot of money! With the upgrades I picked (which I’ll tell you about later in the post), it was nearly 2000 Euro. Is it worth it? Keep reading to find out.
Was it hard to put together?
Ikea is to Duplos as The Workbox 2.0 is to Master Legos. We had 11 Boxes total. And we had to haul them up to my home studio on the third floor of our home. It was a massive project, and it’s definitely a two person job.
Four of our pieces in the first step had the sticker labels mixed up, so that caused some confusion at first. The written instructions are so-so, but they also did an instructional video, and that is excellent. We referred to that during the entire building process. (They give you a link to the video in the written instructions).
I highly recommend using both the video and written instructions, and be clear about what you’re doing in each step before you do it!
I also suggest having coffee and donuts while you work. We did! 😉
I’m honestly really glad we only have to build this once…but the end result was so worth it!
How long did it take?
It was a full day project. We’re pretty skilled furniture builders, and the basic Workbox took a solid 4 hours. Adding the shelves was the hardest part. They clip in, and it’s a tight fit for some of them. I found it worked best to use an extra thin board as leverage to get them in more easily (as shown in the image below). I used the recommended shelf layout in the instructions. Once they’re all in, it’s a super stable setup!
What upgrades did you choose?
- The acrylic paper shelves (with the colored paper in them). They did not come with installation instructions, and they weren’t as easy to put in as you might think. I couldn’t find any tutorials online. I was disappointed in this oversight. But I do love the shelves!
- The Crown Molding on top (with a built-in light that’s awesomely bright). It has an on/off button on the cord for easy access.
- The right door upgrade. I didn’t want just the black felt to velcro things on to. I honestly think that part looks a little cheap, so I wanted the wood piece and hooks.
Overall, I’m super happy with all my upgrades!
So after about 8 hours, it looked like this…including the upgrades I selected.
Once it was all assembled, it was time to organize…
I love how all the fabric box organizers allow for labels. But, the label inserts didn’t come with the Workbox 2.0. While the lack of labels is a small thing, when you pay that much for something, I’d have expected the paper inserts to label the boxes. I had to measure and cut them all by hand.
Here is a collage image of the sides and middle.
Did you totally fill it?
NO! I was able to consolidate so many of my random craft bins into this fantastic design, and I still have room for me (despite my serious art supply shopping problem)!
Does it take up a lot of space?
When folded up, not really! I read it weighs about 450 pounds, so the fact that it is on wheels is super handy.
Open, though, it’s pretty substantial in size, as you can see!
I don’t usually close mine all the way. I often just close the outer doors like this…
I love how the table folds down. My studio space doubles as my workout room, so this allows me to have space to move around during my workouts!
So, is it worth the money?
Absofreakinlutely! It is DREAMY, and I just love sitting at it to work! The design is incredibly smart, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
I have my eye on their EZ View Desk next!
I see there is a newly released Workbox 3.0. How is it different?
I read the newest style is a bit easier to put together. It has a very slightly different layout inside and clear bins instead of the black fabric ones in mine. At first, I was pretty bummed that it came out right after I ordered mine…but now I think I prefer the black bins because not everything in my bins is pretty and worthy of being on display. I kind of like that it’s concealed and clean looking!
What does the rest of your studio look like?
A full reveal of the entire space is coming soon, so keep an eye for it out here on the blog. By reader request, it will include “Shop my Studio” details and links where applicable.
Want to check out more of my DND Favorite Things reviews?
The “DND Favorite Things” series is relatively new to the site, and I’m loving doing these posts to share with you. You can check out my past and coming reviews HERE.