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DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

Slot two pieces of plywood together, and you have a simple magazine stand.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Supplies

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TOOLS

  • Jigsaw

To cut the plywood

  • Drill

I ended up having to use a drill to make a hole for the jigsaw blade to fit through when cutting the slots

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Plywood

1 inch thick plywood

  • Large sheet of paper and scissors

Used to draw the template

  • A curved edge

This is to draw the curved top. I used the closest thing to me, which was a dustpan

  • Paint

My magazine stand ended up painted white

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Creating the template

Take a magazine and draw around it. Add 1.5 cm to all sides. Then do the same above to create the top half.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #1 Making the template

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #1 The template

STEP 2: Adding the curve

At the top left corner, I took my dustpan and traced over the curve. The curve extended up further a little more than the original dimensions.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #2 Adding the curve

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #2 Adding the curve

STEP 3: Trace the template onto the plywood

Roll up some tape and stick it to the backside of the template, so that you can trace around it.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #3 Tracing the template

STEP 4: Cut out the boards

Cut the plywood using the jigsaw

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #4 Cutting the plywood

STEP 5: Marking the the first slot

Measuring from the bottom of the board to the top on the longest side, I found the center. An inch width was penciled out across the whole board – this will be cut out so that the two boards can slot together.

Next measure the width of the board and mark the center.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #5 Marking out the slot

STEP 6: Cutting out the slots

Use the jigsaw to cut the slots. When you reach the middle, you are going to need a drill and a drill bit the size of the blade of your jigsaw. This will allow you to make the sideways cut.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #6 Cutting out the slot

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #6 Cutting out the slot

STEP 7: Repeat cutting the slot

You are going to need one board that has the slot cut out in the front, and one that has the slot cut out in the back. Both cuts meet in the middle of boards.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #7 The two boards

STEP 8: Trying it out

You can now slot the two pieces together, to create a semi rustic magazine stand.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #8 Trying it out

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #8 Trying it out

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #8 Trying it out

STEP 9: The finishing touch

To create a more finished look, I went ahead and added 2 coats of white paint.

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand - Step #9 Painting it white

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

DIY Plywood Magazine Stand

Email me at jacob@hometreeatlas.com with photos if you make your own, or if you have any questions.

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January 21, 2016 in Made By HtA
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