I Can Do That: Library Magazine Rack


Three tiers from two pieces of lumber equals one boatload of storage.
By Glen D. Huey
Pages: 26-27

From the June 2009 issue #176
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I might be going out on a limb, but I’m willing to bet that if you visit the library or special reading room (also known as the potty room) of most woodworkers, you’ll find scads of magazines for occasional perusal. At one time in my bathroom I had a basket filled to the brim with periodicals. Some dated as far back as June 1991.

After my basket collapsed, I began to stack my collection in a corner on the bathroom floor. So when this project presented itself, I gladly stepped forward. A wall-hung magazine rack is just what I need.

A trip to the store to pick up materials is always the first step for “I Can Do That” projects and with only two pieces of stock, the material is not only easy to carry, it’s also light on your wallet. One 6′ piece is cut for the sides and one 10′ piece provides all the face pieces, shelves and the hanger support. I opted to combine two wood species for a non-traditional design – aspen for the sides and red oak for everything else.


From the June 2009 issue #176
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