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Easy DIY magazine rack

If you need somewhere to store your copies of Easy DIY magazine, or printed out copies of Home-Dzine Online - make this easy magazine rack.


This rack is made using standard off-the-shelf brackets. Pick a bracket slightly larger than the magazines you plan to store, with scrollwork bold enough to keep the corners from flopping over. Most brackets are set in an L-shaped frame; removing it will allow the magazines to sit directly against the scrollwork. Select boards that are just a little wider than the bracket's longest edge.


4 x brackets *
2 x shelf or piece of pine
Moulding trim
Wood glue
Panel pins
Wood filler
Rust-Oleum Primer spray paint
Rust-Oleum 2X gloss navajo white or satin blossom white spray paint
Tape measure
Jigsaw or circular saw
Mitre saw or mitre box and saw

*If you're handy with a jigsaw you can easily cut out these decorative brackets yourself.





Step 1
Apply wood glue to the rear edge of the base piece, and butt it against the back piece. Using a hammer and panel pins, fasten through the back and into the base.

Step 2
Position a bracket 1 cm in from the edge of the assembly. Mark the position, apply glue to its edges, and set it back in place. Nail through the frame and into the bracket with panel pins.

Step 3
Place spacers between the brackets along the back and base to keep the dividers parallel. Glue and nail each bracket to the frame.

Step 4
Mark a length of moulding for the front and both sides. Cut all sections at a 45-degree angle.

Step 5
Apply glue to the strips, hold it against the edge, and nail it in place with panel pins.

Step 6
Fill the nail holes and sand those spots. Finally, in a well-ventilated area, spray the assembly with primer, let it dry, and spray-paint it a fitting colour.

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