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I used to keep all my magazines in plastic crates next to my Lazy-Boy. LOML asked if I could maybe make something that looked a little nicer. Here’s the result.
Apr 23, 2007
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#1 posted 04-23-2007 09:12 PM
That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I will have one…. Thanks for the idea.
-- JP, Shelbyville, KY
#2 posted 04-23-2007 10:24 PM
Thanks JP. Hope all is well in the ‘Ville. You can see a little more about the process of building the magazine rack at http://www.kloss.org/magrack.htm.
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#3 posted 04-23-2007 10:27 PM
As a .Net developer, the .Net mug caught my eye; however, the cabinet is far more interesting. I like how the magazine covers face out—Your own bookstore.
-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!
#4 posted 04-23-2007 10:36 PM
All is well. Do you live near Louisville? Usually only the locals call it “The Ville”. LOL
#5 posted 04-23-2007 10:39 PM
You called it – I got a bit of my inspiraiton for the rack from the way magazines are displayed at the book stores. I’m glad your a .Net developer – it just shows that dev geeks are really multi-talented…
and I love your signiture line… I’ll be quoting that one.
#6 posted 04-23-2007 10:41 PM
I don’t live in the ‘Ville but I get there on business about 3 or 4 times a year. I like the area very much (but I can’t handle the sweet tea…)
#7 posted 04-23-2007 10:42 PM
Imagine how I feel… I can’t drink the stuff either, and I live here! You just missed a great time here in the Ville. We had around 800,000 people down on the riverfront for Thunder Over Louisville. You gotta love Derby time!
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#8 posted 04-24-2007 02:06 AM
Outstanding job, Chet. I’m impressed by both the design and execution. I’d say it’s a huge step up from plastic crates.
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#9 posted 04-24-2007 03:38 AM
That’s great! We could sure use one of those, but I can here the wife complaining that the den looks like Barnes & Noble. (Her idea of a magazine rack is the arm of a chair. Drives me bananas!)
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#10 posted 04-24-2007 04:39 AM
I’m like JP. I shall have one of these in my “man space” someday when I have a real basement.
LOL… My sweetie just walked by and said she liked the lights. “We can have one of those…” she said. Nice work Chet.
-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN
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#11 posted 04-25-2007 02:08 PM
HA! I am SOLD by the slide-out coffee holder! LOML complained about my milk crates. She pointed at the bookshelves on the recent Woodsmith and said, “Wouldn’t one of these be better than these ugly milk crates?” When I get to this project, I think I’ll incorporate your slide out coffee holder! That project will come right after the new cradle, the renovated 2 yr old’s room, the new master bath, and a number of things she hasn’t mentioned yet . . . Til then, I guess milk crates will do!
-- Paul, Wildwood, MO; (Ps 145: 1-2)
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#12 posted 04-25-2007 03:08 PM
That’s pretty cool!
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#13 posted 04-25-2007 04:21 PM
This is really a nice piece of furnature. Great job. Was this a plan or did you draw it up yourself?
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
#14 posted 04-25-2007 04:40 PM
This is my own design. You can see the plans at http://www.kloss.org/magrack.htm
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#15 posted 04-25-2007 04:58 PM
That is Classic… All your magazines are still right next to the Lazy-Boy, but it’s a cool piece of furniture so the LOYL is happy, it shows off your creative genius AND holds your coffee. One thing that might improve it just a tad is to have a “pull-out” laptop holder for your magazine while you read/drink coffee, or for your laptop computer so you can Lumberjock/drink coffee.
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