Magazine stand. My second woodworking project and my first piece of furniture.

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Project by Ihor posted 02-03-2009 11:27 PM 1756 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I made my first woodworking project, Purple Martin bird house ( ) for 80 years old man, I decided to make for the same man magazine stand as a Christmas present. This person receives lots of different catalogs via postal mail and he use to have magazine stand, but lately his magazines and catalogs were all over the place. So… I decided to try to make my first piece of furniture and my second woodworking project. This project was WAY out of my league since I don’t know how to make furniture and making bird house was my only woodworking experience. And the only person who could give me an advice was that 80 years old man, but at the same time I couldn’t ask him for advice because I was making present for him. So… I really had to put my brain to work on this one… It might not be 100% perfect… but I’m really proud of it! And if honestly, I feel like it’s a miracle that it turned out good )))).
This magazine stand made out of solid oak. Dimensions are 24’’ W x 11’’ D x 23-3/4’’ H.It took me 12 days to make it (with some sleepless nights).

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#1 posted 02-03-2009 11:44 PM

cool i need this in my bathroom.

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 12:41 AM

Very nice, your off to a great start with woodworking

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 01:11 AM

You will be a master craftsman if you keep going like this. Beautiful piece and wonderful gift. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 02:38 AM

Wonderful job, looks very professional.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 03:14 AM

Excellent work. I particularly enjoyed the story behind it, and then I looked at your mosaics… great talent.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 04:04 AM

Nice project for a beginner. Good design and nice details. Fit and finish look good, excellent!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 08:22 AM

Thank you everybody for good words!!!

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#8 posted 03-16-2009 02:41 PM

Great job! You are a natural craftsman. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 03-16-2009 02:48 PM

Nice stand.

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 07:10 AM

Good job.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 07:53 AM

Amazing first furniture piece great job.

-- Custom furniture

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