I love to read magazine and so does my family. Long live the paper subscription! So, I wanted magazine storage for our living room to keep them all in one place. So, let's get to it: how to make a simple and stylish wood and leather magazine rack.
I have a million and one magazines stored in a filing cabinet in our basement. I know that you can read almost everything online these days, but I just can't let go of those printed pretties I've collected over the years. If you're a mag-hoarder like me, here are a few projects to make using your beloved old magazines!
I'm the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!
Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning. Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self. Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack project:
Designers are generally smart people. Case in point: the graphic designer office of Oktavilla, which features walls made from recycled magazines. Not some ground up, post-consumer new paneling product, but actual magazines.
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Monica has created the perfect DIY organizational project: custom magazine files that fit not only your room's decor, but your bookshelfs actual dimensions. These are guaranteed to look much more sharp and last way longer than ye old Flyt...
So says Monica, "Having gone to many different stores in the Bay Area, we decided that to be most efficient we would have to embark on a journey to create our own boxes. This turned out not only to be...
Here's a clever and useful way to reuse those ineffective wire hangers that come from the dry cleaners: a repositionable book or magazine rack. Don't be alarmed, the instructions are in Portuguese, but the photos make the process clear. Or, if you speak Portuguese, don't be alarmed, because you can read the instructions.
This very cool magazine rack by 54Dean is so DIY-able, I can’t even stand it! It’s made of carpet pad/underlayment that’s been laminated with felt on both sides. The material is then gathered together ‘using flexible cord to snugly hold your magazines.’ Okay, the laminating part might be tricky, but I’m thinking spray adhesive and purchased felt would work. A big old nail to poke some holes through and a couple of bungees, sans the hooks...
"[I pick up] older issues when I come across them at an affordable price and in reading condition:
This particular group contains magazines from 1959 through 1965. And even though I have only had time to flip through them and just scan articles...I am already in love.
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