71 – Folding Magazine Rack
Video - November 12, 2008
As the holidays approach, my mind always turns to small, simple (yet elegant) projects that we can make for our family and friends. I have two of them in store for you this year. And the first one is a collapsible magazine rack. The rack is designed to pull apart and collapse for shipping or storage. Its lightweight but surprisingly sturdy. This piece should take about two days to build, and that’s just because you’ll be waiting for glue to dry. So let’s call it two half days. And best of all, it would take just as long to build 5 as it would building just one.
And just to help you along, I did my best to create a working SketchUp file that should be perfectly to scale. Just keep in mind that I am by no means a Sketchup expert, so please give all measurements the “common sense check”. Download the Sketchup File by clicking the link below. And if you haven’t used Sketcup before, you can download a free copy from Google: Sketchup
And to wrap things up, here’s a basic cut list (also stated in the video):
(4) 3/8″ thick x 4 1/4″ wide x 16″ long
(1) 3/8″ thick x 4″ wide x 14″ long
And here are some links to the finishing materials used in the video: