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Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder

I love Pier One! When I saw this magazine holder on their website, I wanted to hack it immediately!!  I love that it is divided with curved sides. This is a very quick and inexpensive build, so once again I am sharing another set of easy-peasy plans to build a caddy inspired by a magazine holder!

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1347The inspiration piece is actually constructed of fabric but I thought that one constructed out of wood would serve many other purposes than just magazines.  It could be a toolbox…

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1346A wine caddy…

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1343A knitting box…

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1345An actual magazine holder…

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1344The possibilities are endless! I finished mine using my trusty chalk paint and Minwax Paste Wax.

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • Quarter sheet of 1/2″ plywood (I used Purebond plywood)

Tools:

  • Brad nailer
  • Drill
  • 1-1/2″ Hole saw
  • Saw – Miter, Circular, or Jig

Cut List:

  • One – 1/2″ plywood at 10″ x 14-1/2″ – Bottom
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 10″ x 12″ – Sides
  • One – 1/2″ plywood at 11-1/2″ x 14-1/2″ – Divider
  • Two – 1/2″ plywood at 12″ x 15-1/2″ – Ends

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder

Click on the drawings to enlarge them!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the bottom and the sides. Attach the sides to the ends of the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder_Sides

 

Step Two

Cut the piece for the divider. Mark the position of the handle. Cut the holes for the curves using the hole saw, then connect the holes using a jigsaw. Attach the divider to the center of the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder_Divider

 

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the ends. Mark the curve in the top center of each piece starting 1/2″ in from each side. cut out the curve using a jigsaw. (I always cut the curve in one piece, clamp them together, then use the router with a patterning bit to cut the curve in the other piece!) Do not attach the ends yet!

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder_Ends 1Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder_Ends 2

I found it is easier to finish the piece before the ends are attached. Sand thoroughly. Prime and paint or stain the assembled pieces as well as the ends. Once the paint or stain has dried, attach the ends using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Attach felt or teflon feet to the bottom if desired.

I painted a giant “C” on mine and use it to organize my scrapbooking paper…

Plans to Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder SANY1375

 

I would love to see how you would use this magazine holder… But first you have to build it!! Have any questions about the plans to build a caddy inspired by a magazine holder? Give me a shout at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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