Magazine Stand

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Project by Skylark53 posted 01-08-2010 10:07 PM 2294 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was inspired by my son who asked for a magazine stand for his office. I had seen similar designs made of metal but never one quite like it in wood. The shelves are Birch plywood, the uprights and shelf supports are West Tennessee Walnut. I was able to cut the bottom center portion of each plywood shelf without damaging the top Birch veneer to create the angle of each shelf to keep magazines, etc. from slipping to the floor. I finished with Satin Oil Polyurethane only. The use of the two highly contrasting wood species accentuate the design. I also made one for my daughter’s office and mine too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 11:01 PM

Nice idea Skylark! I particularly like not cutting the top veneer for a “formed” look.


-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 11:48 PM

whoa..I really like that! Excellent job!


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#3 posted 01-09-2010 01:32 AM

Very nice design & welcome to Lj’s

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 06:28 AM

Looks great

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 08:49 AM

What’s a magazine?

Very nice work.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 11:40 AM

Nice design – great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 09:47 PM

Very nice work and unique design.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 10:08 PM

I love the contrast. Light & dark. Makes the piece. Great design.


-- ~Bill in Missouri~ Just Whittlin' .........always Whittlin'

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#9 posted 01-10-2010 08:22 AM

Hey Tennessee, You should copyright that look and number and name that thing. The Mag-a-nater might be a good start. Very cool design you made. Thanks for your post, very inspiring.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 12:07 AM

great design loks good
and welcome to L J


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#11 posted 01-16-2010 12:04 PM

You do some very nice work. Nice looking design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-16-2010 12:11 PM


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 02:43 AM

This is pretty cool; I like the design a lot.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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