My girlfriend and I have been looking for a nice inexpensive magazine rack for a while now. But everything that we find is either too expensive or not to our taste. So I decided that it was time to get a hobby and hone my skills on something useful and fun.
Last year I took woodworking for fun, but living in an apartment and being a starving student I couldn't do it for too long so I stopped after my first attempt. So after this first attempt, I ended up with a lot of residual wood... No I couldn't dare to throw it away ~$80 worth of wood, so I kept it telling myself I would need it one day... Well my patience paid off! Because when a woman says I want this, there's no other answer other than "yes my love" it worked for my family and works for me so far :)
So going back to the story, she wanted a magazine rack for all our scientific American magazines, unfortunately we couldn't find a good looking one that suited our "taste" in design, even the expensive ones were pretty ugly or inefficient. So I decided to Make it.
Some of the wood I had, had come from an old Ikea bed I used for 4 years.
In this instructable I will show you the step-by-step tutorial to make this really nice magazine rack. Using those parts from your old ikea bed. If you're a woodworker then you probably have all the tools, and you might want to skim through the document. But if you're not, please do not attempt to use sharp objects without the supervision of an adult or two.
Note: I'm not a professional wood worker.. I'm not qualified/certified to do any of these things so if you try to replicate and for some reason it doesn't work, I cannot be responsible for the re-enactment of my work. As said before, this is just a hobby/test.
Step 1: Step 1: Gathering the required items
- Drill / Dremel / Electric screwdriver (any of these will work S long as the screwdriver is powerful enough)
- Swiss army knife or similar all-in-one tool
- drill bits (according to the screws you're using)
- Screwdriver heads (according to the screws you're using)
- 5 evenly & equally shaped pieces of wood (the ikea bedframes
- 12 screws
- 2 cylindrical wooden sticks
- more patience