Arts and Craft style Magazine Rack

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Project by Alongiron posted 02-16-2014 07:20 PM 1383 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised, here is the finished magazine rack. I built this from QSWO and finished with danish oil and 2 coats of clear shellac.

I used a combination of mortise and tenon joints along with some that have fasteners that I covered using wood plugs. The Tulip design on the ends come from some pictures that I had seen in a magazine.

This magazine rack along with the “Handkerchief” table; are my gifts to the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation to auctioned off to raise money for research to find a cure. I have attached a link:

Thanks for looking


-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 08:09 PM

Great looking pair! They go well together. Should make a nice amount of money for the charity.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 08:25 PM

sweet. very nice work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 09:29 PM

Quite nicely done! You’re a fine craftsman. I like the finish also.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 11:44 PM

Great looking magazine rack! (And great looking rocker, too!)

I’m sure your donation will fetch a nice contribution—it’s very generous of you to build this and donate it to such a worthy cause.

-- Dean

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 12:46 AM

Steve, you did a great job with the tulips. Care to share your process? :D It is a very nice looking piece.

-- Art

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 03:09 AM

Nice magazine rack, Steve!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 03:31 AM

Art. I guess I started out with a piece of scrap plywood and made a pattern that looked in the correct perspective. Than I searched on line for tulip designs and found one that I liked. Printed it out and enlarged it to what I thought looked like the right size. Copied it to my plywood template. Drilled my two 3/8 holes on the ends of my lines and cut it all out carefully on my scroll saw. If you like I could add some sizes to my template.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 03:54 AM

Great job, very nice.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#9 posted 02-17-2014 05:13 AM

And again, I look at your work, Steve, and wonder, why do I even try? I keep telling people my work is supposed to be “rustic looking”.......LOL.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#10 posted 02-17-2014 01:27 PM

Very attractive and nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 02-17-2014 02:29 PM

very well doen. It looks great next to the rocker, a perfect match.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 02-17-2014 03:06 PM

nice job

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#13 posted 02-18-2014 12:44 AM

Steve, thanks, but I was just curious. I have used a router in the past with less than stellar results. I’ll try the scroll saw next time. :)

-- Art

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#14 posted 02-18-2014 01:03 AM

Art. Ya I just used the scroll saw and sanded the hard edges off by sanding down by hand to round the edges off

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#15 posted 02-21-2014 03:52 PM

That’s a fancy magazine rack. Beautiful wood and finish. The tulips are great accents. Great job for a worthy cause, I’m sure it will raise more money.

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