Build a Caddy Inspired by a Magazine Holder

A Great Project for Organization!

Hey there! I recently stumbled upon a gorgeous magazine holder on Pier One’s website that caught my attention. The design was so impressive that I couldn’t stop myself from creating my own version of their magazine holder. The best part is that it is a quick and inexpensive build, perfect for anyone looking for an easy-peasy DIY project. I especially love the curved sides of the holder, which makes it even more unique. If you’re interested in creating your own caddy inspired by a magazine holder, these easy-to-follow plans are the perfect project!

caddy inspired by a magazine holder featured imageThe 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…

caddy inspired by a magazine holder as a toolboxA wine caddy…

caddy inspired by a magazine holder as a wine holderA knitting box…

caddy inspired by a magazine holder as a knitting boxAn actual magazine holder…

caddy inspired by a magazine holder holding magazinesThe possibilities are endless! I finished mine using my trusty chalk paint and Minwax Paste Wax.

Materials:

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

caddy inspired by a magazine holder dimensions

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.

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.

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!

caddy inspired by a magazine holder_Ends 1caddy 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…

caddy inspired by a magazine holder Initial

 

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!

Originally posted 2014-05-09 08:00:05.