|Project by woodcut||posted 07-08-2011 04:09 AM||1687 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
A very long time ago I asked my sister if I could make her a gift for her birthday. She gave me a photo of a commercially available magazine rack made of wood composites (particle board) and ‘some assembly required’.
I thought I could do better….
Mine is made of mahogany and curly maple veneer, my first serious venture using veneer as a style feature. The three shelves tilt back to hold the magazines/books in place, being stopped by two small mahogany posts connected with a brass door pull (I took a few liberties from the photo – “style enhancements”, I call them).
The mahogany is finished with red and brown stain mixture, paste filler, linseed oil, shellac, and a spar varnish. The maple received honey-amber dye stain, linseed oil, shellac and varnish as well.
It stands 30 inches tall and 13 inches square. A little square-ish for my taste, but I’m overall pleased with the result. Hopefully she is too…
Thanks for looking!
-- Carl, Iowa