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DIY magazine rack with leather straps and wood

We all have magazines in our homes. They usually just ay around the house and get moved from one place to another. It’s why magazine racks are very useful. They help you keep your home clean and organized and they actually take as much space as a magazine. This DIY magazine rack has a simple and vintage look like the previous mail project posted few days ago. To make a similar one you’ll need a 5/8″ wide hardwood dowel, a 1 x 2 hardwood board, some leather straps, some heavy waxed thread and 1.5″ x 2″ brass rectangular rings. You’ll also need some tools such as a saw, a drill press, a drill, a leather hole punch and a leather needle.

First you’ll need to cut the wood pieces. Cut two dowel pieces to 14 inches and, using the drill press, drill 5/8’’ wide holes for the dowels. Then use a 1’’ screw to secure two pieces together at 7’’ from the bottom. Next, slide the rings into place and open the legs of your rack until they stop. Use a pencil to draw a line that will indicate where the legs need to be cut. Now you’ll have to disassemble your piece in order to cut the legs.

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Next it’s time to cut the leather strap pieces. Decide on the number you’re going to use. After they are done, punch four holes on each end. After you have reassembled your piece, wrap a piece of leather around the dowel and decide where the holes need to go for the other end. Then use some waxed thread and tie it toward the back and cut the ends of the knot. Attach all the leather straps and space them evenly and your magazine rack is ready to be filled. We also have another article about a similar project but involving a mail basket.

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Posted in DIY Projects on June 1, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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