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.
First the research: I am really drawn leather and brass/gold magazine racks like this one.
I was originally going to attempt this with a vintage folding tray table but realized quickly a folding tray table is too tall for magazine rack. Continue Reading
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!
You can snag the basic materials (2x3s, cording, screws) for cheap from just about any hardware store. After that, you’re just an easy afternoon project away from displaying your current reads in style — check out the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess! Continue Reading
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: I know lots of us are bummed out at the magazine organizers at our local office supply stores… so why not make something unique and fun to keep all our DIY-zines in place? Continue Reading
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.
Check out these photos:
Dave from Holiday Matinee remarks, “Damn those Swedes, they think of everything! Elding Oscarson is the architectural duo responsible for turning stacks of recycled magazines into office walls of graphic design agency, Oktavilla. I will never look at old magazines the same. Continue Reading
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 the most cost and space efficient solution, but also the most flexible since we could decide on the sizes of our boxes as well as the colors and the details.” Continue Reading
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, knotted at each end or something….I Continue Reading