Thursday, November 10, 2016

DIY Rustic Magazine Holder

30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 10

This is the tenth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!

In our home, magazines seem to have babies.

We have several subscriptions that the children love and even I have a few woodworking subscriptions to keep track of.

Plus, we've always got friends who want to give us hand me downs. We do have a large collection accumulated.

Our system has been to use these plain grey cardboard holders.

To be honest, they were castaways from a prior workplace and are a little worse for wear. My old workplace was getting rid of them in order to re-organize the storeroom.

No, I didn't dumpster dive (not that I'm against that).

I like to think of it as going "warehouse diving" in a big dusty pile. Hehe!  Not wanting to let something go to waste, I brought several home.

Now, you see the picture.  Boring, right?  Yeah that's what I thought as well.  So at some point I thought about wrapping them in something to add a fresh look.

THEN...along came Shane Conlan from DIY for Knuckleheads.  Yeah, we've talked about him before here at Simply Easy DIY.

He gives us a great idea for magazine holders.

What's not better on wheels?  Nothing I says, nothing at all.

Rustic Magazine Holder:

Tools & Materials

Choice of Stain

Polyurethane  (don't knock yours over)

Wood Glue 

Miter Saw

Pallet Wood or other scrap

Circular Saw

Random Orbit Sander

120 grit Sandpaper

Nail Gun 

Metal Casters

Optional - re-purposed metal handles

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today's featured project and don't forget to stop by "DIY for Knuckleheads" YouTube channel to check out even more great home repair and woodworking videos from him. Don't forget to subscribe.

We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!

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