Shaker Inspired Magazine Rack

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Project by Luis M posted 08-22-2013 01:55 PM 2272 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this magazine rack two years ago. It was my first project using cherry, before then I’d been working with mostly poplar. The design is largely my own, but I got inspiration from an “I Can Do That” project built by Glen Huey in Popular Woodworking:

Building it was a great learning experience. The top is joined with dovetails. I cut the tails at the router table and the pins by hand. The middle and lower shelves were joined with sliding dovetails. The fronts were joined using 1/4” dowels. One detail that might not be apparent in the pictures is that the whole piece came from a single 8/4 board of cherry and that the sides were re-sawed so the grain is identical on both sides.

-- Luis

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 02:48 PM

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 10:08 AM

Great work,,,, I like it.

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#3 posted 08-27-2013 01:39 PM

Good looking storage for magazines. Like the design and the dovetails look great. Well done!

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