71 – Folding Magazine Rack

Video - November 12, 2008

magracks1smAs the holidays approach, my mind always turns to small, simple (yet elegant) projects that we can make for our family and friends. I have two of them in store for you this year. And the first one is a collapsible magazine rack. The rack is designed to pull apart and collapse for shipping or storage. It’s lightweight but surprisingly sturdy. This piece should take about two days to build, and that’s just because you’ll be waiting for glue to dry. So let’s call it two half days. And best of all, it would take just as long to build 5 as it would building just one.

magazinerack1And just to help you along, I did my best to create a working SketchUp file that should be perfectly to scale. Just keep in mind that I am by no means a Sketchup expert, so please give all measurements the “common sense check”. Download the Sketchup File by clicking the link below. And if you haven’t used Sketchup before, you can download it here: Sketchup

Download the FREE Sketchup File

And to wrap things up here’s a basic cut list (also stated in the video):
(4) 3/8″ thick x 4 1/4″ wide x 16″ long
(1) 3/8″ thick x 4″ wide x 14″ long

And here are some links to the finishing materials used in the video:

General Finishes Water-based Dyes
General Finishes High Performance


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