|Project by Luis M||posted 08-22-2013 01:55 PM||1433 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this magazine rack two years ago. It was my first project using cherry, before then I’d been working with mostly poplar. The design is largely my own, but I got inspiration from an “I Can Do That” project built by Glen Huey in Popular Woodworking: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZIuAnUvnj3sC&pg=PA138&lpg=PA138&dq=popular+woodworking+magazine+rack+glen+huey&source=bl&ots=Glx6lQelbM&sig=NreM6_2KQ6dusd05X4YJ_fqzWYg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VRUWUseWFo3W9QT5loEw&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=popular%20woodworking%20magazine%20rack%20glen%20huey&f=false.
Building it was a great learning experience. The top is joined with dovetails. I cut the tails at the router table and the pins by hand. The middle and lower shelves were joined with sliding dovetails. The fronts were joined using 1/4” dowels. One detail that might not be apparent in the pictures is that the whole piece came from a single 8/4 board of cherry and that the sides were re-sawed so the grain is identical on both sides.