Magazine Storage bins

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Project by Duality240 posted 12-03-2012 05:03 PM 2275 views 36 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cleaning up my garage/workshop and decided that my woodworking magazines deserved better than to be piled up on a hard to reach shelf. I went online to look for a storage solution and found this:

I only needed four to handle my small collection of magazines but when my mother saw them she dropped a hint about all of the magazines she collects. Looks like I will be making a lot of these.

These are super easy to build and I built them out of 3/4” pine scraps and 1/4” drawer bottom plywood.

I plan on adding some card pockets to make it easier to identify what magazines are in each bin.

-- I've been doing this for years but I am still a newb

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 05:15 PM

Very clean and nice project.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 05:45 PM

Nice job and Welcome to the greatest web site out there. I made these a cpl yrs ago as well. I keep alot of the magazines that we subscribe to. Always good to have a nice way to store them.

Look fwd to seeing many more projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 06:10 PM

great job.i’ve seen those in the magazine and have thought about making some.yours turned out excellent.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 06:59 PM

Well done, but be forewarned…I do not think you will ever be able to keep up with the demand! These things are so useful that I swear that they have magnetic properties for conducting magazines! Just make sure to make wide enough to hold a year’s worth of whatever magazine they are dedicated for.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 09:10 PM

Very original solution.I have also same problem.Now I know how to solve it. Thanks.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 09:17 PM

Oooh. That’s now on my list of projects to do.

Nicely done!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 11:24 PM

nicely done but the magazines are addicting as keepsakes, you’ll need alot more boxes!

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 03:31 AM

Very nice, clean and they’ve got good lines and functionality. Thanks for sharing!

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 03:33 AM

These turned out great.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 11:42 AM

Great idea. I know these are a project for me. Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 12-04-2012 07:09 PM

Nice job. I made a few of these a few years ago. I love them and need to make some more. Thanks for the reminder.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 01:48 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. HorizontalMike, I think you might be right. My sister-in-law saw them and now she wants a set! I might have to start charging. Hmm, maybe I could sell enough of these to get myself a thickness planer :)

-- I've been doing this for years but I am still a newb

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