How to make a magazine rack from wood – DIY projects

Magazine-racks made upon the plan of open bookcases, but with the shelves spaced closer together, solve the problem of keeping them within convenient reach and at the same time in a tidy manner.
How to make a magazine rack from wood – DIY projects

The magazine-rack illustrated in Fig. 131 is shown in detail in Fig. 135. As the ends of this spread out at the bottom, the end pieces and the shelves must have their ends cut off on the diagonal. The way to get the proper angle for trimming off these ends is to lay the end pieces upon the floor on their edges, at the given distances apart, and then tack a strip across the edges near the top and bottom to hold them temporarily in that position.

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Then place the finished top piece against the tops of the end pieces and you will see just how much trimming they require. If you have a bevel, set it to this angle and mark off the ends of each end piece accordingly; also mark off the shelf ends. Without the bevel, the work may be done with a square, but be very careful to lay out each end of each piece the same, or the pieces will not fit satisfactorily.
The shelves and top are fastened to the end pieces with round-head screws.

How to make a magazine rack from wood – DIY projects

The magazine-rack shown in Fig. 132 has shelves of equal length, but the widths vary, as is shown in the cross-section detail (Fig. 136). Fasten the shelves to the end pieces with round-head screws.

How to make a magazine rack from wood – DIY projects

Excerpt from the book: "Handicraft for handy boys; practical plans for work and play, with many ideas for earning money" by Hall, A. Neely (Albert Neely), / Publication date 1911
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