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Free Plans to Build a Midland Magazine Rack


If you are like me, you have tons of magazines and no place to store them… Ok, maybe you don’t have nearly as many as I do but you have a few, right? Anyway, these free plans to build a Midland magazine rack are really interesting and sure to fit into any decor! Plus, it will help reduce the scrap pile!

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_CopyMaterials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 3/8″ (actual dimension) x 2″ (1-1/2″) craft boards at 4′
  • Scraps of 1×8 at 5″ each
  • Scrap of 1×6 at 13-1/2″

Cut List:

  • 2 – 1×8 (ripped to 7″ wide)  at 5″ – Ends
  • 1 – 1×6 (ripped to 5″ wide) at 13-1/2″ – Shelf
  • 8 – 3/8″ x 2″ craft boards at 9-3/8″ – X Pieces
  • 4 – 1×2 at 10″ – Side Frames
  • 4 – 1×2 at 12-3/4″ – Side Frames

free plans to build a midland magazine rack

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the ends. Cut the angles as shown using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_EndsStep Two

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes at each end. Secure the shelf to the ends as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_ShelfStep Three

Cut the pieces for the Xs. Note that the angles are not cut at 45 degrees!

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_X piecesStep Four

Cut the pieces for the side frames. Drill pocket hole sin each end of the longer pieces. Assemble the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Position the Xs inside the frame then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Attach the side frames to the end pieces and shelf using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_Sides 1

free plans to build a midland magazine rack_Sides 2

Finish as desired!

I think I might add the free plans to build a Midland magazine rack to my “to build” list… I love the look and I know it will help organize my magazine inspiration! Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

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