Magazine racks for Christmas Presents

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Project by Alongiron posted 12-15-2014 01:02 PM 1500 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made this project before but I made some improvements to it. I have made it so all joints are Mortise and Tenon except the bottom which sits in a groove. They are for our parents for Christmas whom both always seem to have piles of magazines and newspapers lying around. They are made from QSWO and finished with a mix of Dark Walnut Danish oil and Cherry stain along with 3 coats of clear Shellac sanding with 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper between coats and a nice heavy coat of paste wax. They look great! Thanks for looking everyone and Merry Christmas and Good bless you and your families.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 01:20 PM

Those are sweet. What a great gift to receive. Heirlooms for sure!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 05:22 PM

Very nice design and build,cool wood too.


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#3 posted 12-16-2014 12:33 AM

Geez, Steve, will you please slow down? I show your projects to LOML and she wonders why I don’t get my projects done as quickly. :D

Anyhow, you really knocked it out of the park with these. I especially like the cutouts-are they considered tulips? Also, you found some great figured qswo and the finish shows it off quite nicely. These are very impressive and I am sure your parents will love them.

-- Art

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 02:00 AM

Nice – the craftsmanship is outstanding, they should be well received.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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