I Can Do That: Magazine Rack

Two bits of wood and a jigsaw are what you need to make this magazine rack that converts to a bookstand.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 38-39

From the November 2006 issue #158
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Because you’re holding this magazine, chances are you could use a magazine rack by your favorite chair to hold your current crop of periodicals and catalogs.

And because you like magazines, I suspect that you also like books, and you might have need for a stand to hold open your favorite reference book – whether that’s a dictionary, “Baking Illustrated” or “Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking.”

If you’re nodding your head in agreement to either of the above statements, we have one project that can scratch both itches. This simple project has only two parts and they interlock: Slide them together one way and they make a magazine rack; slide them together the other way and they make a bookstand.

And here’s the best part: You need only a handful of tools to make this project. Plus, it’s a quick job; I built the version shown here in just a couple hours. It’s the perfect “I Can Do That” project.

From the November 2006 issue #158
Buy this issue now