Wooden Magazine Holder

This Wooden Magazine Holder is designed to fit your 13-inch laptop, books, magazines and more!

Material:

  • scrap wood
  • abandoned street signs

Supplies:

Step 1: Step 1: Make the Side Pieces

Goal:

  • 12’x 6.5’ (x2)

Process:

  • Find a large piece of scrap wood measure out 6.5' in width and do a vertical cut on the band saw.

Step 2: Step 2: Make the Side Pieces

  • Measure out 12' in length and perform 2 horizontal cuts on each piece of wood on the Miter Saw.
  • You will end up with 2 pieces of 12’x 6.5’

Step 3: Step 3: Cut the Angles

  • Draw out the angles on your two pieces of wood leaving 1.5' on the top
  • Adjust the Miter Saw to your ideal angle and make the cuts!

Step 4: Step 4: Slits for Handles

  • Measure 1.5' on each piece of wood and use a Band Saw to cut through the wood.

Step 5: Step 5: Handle!

  • Take your abandoned street signs, cut it to 14'X1.5 using a guillotine shear.
  • Bend it at 90 degrees leaving 2.5' at each end
  • And fit it in to the side pieces (if the slits are too narrow, sand it down)

Step 6: Step 6: Make Front, Back, Base Pieces

Use a Miter Saw and Table Saw to perform horizontal and vertical cuts until you get:

  • Front: 8x9.5
  • Back: 10x9.5
  • Base: 5.5/8x9.5'

Step 7: Step 7: Front Piece Curve

  • Get your front piece 8x9.5 and mark a curve
  • Perform relief cuts on the band saw

Step 8: Step 8: Assemble

Clamp down all size and use a nail gun to secure all sides

Step 9: Step 9: Assemble Handle

  • Clamp on the wood and handle to the table
  • Drill a hole: small one first and then bigger one through wood/handle/wood
  • Find a nut and bolt that fits and fasten it

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    seamster

    17 days ago

    Nicely done!

    Was this done for a class of some kind? Can you tell me a bit about the school and nature of the assignment? Very curious! : )

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    bethechangseamster

    Reply 12 days ago

    Thank you! Yes! This was for a class I'm taking at UC Davis in the Design department called "Sustainable Design"! This project's goal was to make something useful/meaningful out of "waste" like scrap fabric, leather, wood, plastic, etc!