Wooden Magazine Holders

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Project by NeoMoses posted 552 days ago 2947 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like magazines (I know, I’m one of those weird people who still likes printed media) and needed a way to store them. I had thought about buying some, but only found 2 options: cheap cardboard or spend ~$10 each for nice ones. Since I wanted more than 1 or 2, I decided to build.

I made these from a cheap piece of luan (you’ll see this is one of my favorite building materials because it is so cheap, but still pretty strong). The pieces of luan are simply glued together with wood glue, although a brad nail or staple would make these go together faster.

I have posted more details on making these on my website, linked below:



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#1 posted 552 days ago

Nice work, I made the same ones about 4 yrs ago, They were in Handyman magazine. Very effective and better than buying them.

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

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#2 posted 552 days ago

What I like about these is that you can make them any width which is not available in stores. You know, for those magazines you obsess over…...............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 551 days ago

Very useful great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 551 days ago

Great build. Never thought about luan for something like this, think I’ll try this for my woodworking mags.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 551 days ago

Nice idea. What’s the little box in the picture for?

-- Don

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#6 posted 551 days ago

The small box was just put together from some scraps I had laying around. I don’t have a purpose for it yet, but it might become a holder for some Splenda/Sweet & Low or something like that. I’ve found that I can always find something to put in a box once I build it. :)


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#7 posted 551 days ago

I am having a bit of a “duh, why didn’t I think of that” I like these alot. Simple and useful. I am often botherd by the high price of office organization things. I like having a row of these types of things with assignments for my students.
Very nice work!

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#8 posted 551 days ago

Good job. I hadn’t thought of this. With a brad nailer and some PVA glue I should be able to whip these up. One thing. I would put a finger hole in the front and back panel. Easier to move on a shelf. Thanks for sharing.


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#9 posted 550 days ago

I am also weird and want those for my magazine collection. Look great and way better than the plastic ones.

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#10 posted 549 days ago

Great post, I saw these a while ago and have been planning on building a couple.
Here is the link to Ana White site with dimensions. Good starting point. I will probably not use wallpaper on mine though!

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