Whimsical Magazine rack

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Project by Julian posted 1875 days ago 1713 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a quick project to get my mind off of life for a day, so I though about what I could build that would be fun yet challenging. This was the result. It’s a magazine rack for the bathroom. I used some left over tiger maple, and resawed a piece of 8/4 african mahogany for the sides. The feet are also from the 8/4 mahogany piece. I added a layer of ebony to the bottom of the feet to give it that added dimension I felt it needed. The dovetails are hand cut, and I must say that African mahogany explodes when you strike it with a chisel. I got a sliver in my face while chiseling it…The finish is BLO with a coat of beeswax. The feet were inspired by my cousins whimsical style of drawing. It has an almost Alice in wonderland look to it, like it should have eyes, and arms sticking out.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#1 posted 1875 days ago


The feet do remind me of a trip down the rabbit hole!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1875 days ago

Very cool, looks like you had fun with this project.

Well done, unique…..........

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

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#3 posted 1875 days ago

Hey Julian
very cool mag rack ,most unique, very well done

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1875 days ago

Now that is one sweet rack….......beautiful timber…......nicely finished….....great design.

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#5 posted 1875 days ago

Yeah, sweet as it is… nice woods… but then I was thinking instead of feet, why not wheels so you could roll it behind you from the bathroom to family room, to living room, to kitchen, back to the bathroom, etc. :(

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

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#6 posted 1875 days ago

Beautiful piece and very well done Julian. There’s not many people who know how to do dovetails on a compound angle. I just wanted to point this detail out to folks in case they didn’t notice. You didn’t even brag about it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 1874 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I was bored today, so I decided that this piece needed more protection than just blo and wax, so I wiped off the wax, and added a few coats of amber shellac, then rewaxed it. Now it resides in the bathroom with wodworking mags in it.

Heres some better pictures of it completed.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#8 posted 1874 days ago

That’s sweet well designed and executed by your good self I like it a lot.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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