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Magazine Rack (3)

Assembly and Finishing

All the parts are now ready for assembly.


Now that all the parts are ready, it’s time to glue and clamp everything together.

After a couple of hours drying time, the rack gets a final sanding.

A quarter is used to indicate the corners at the top of the two side panels. They are sanded off on a edge sander.

After working on it for some time, I decided not to attach the pencil holder.

The final step is the finishing. First remove the dust with some pressurized air.


The rack is flooded with some tung oil which is allowed to penetrate the wood. After a few minutes the excess is removed with a paper towel.

The next day the rack is sanded again with 400 or 500 grit sandpaper.

Two or three layers of shellac are applied to the surface, each with a sanding in between.

After the final layer of shellac it gets a light sanding with 0000 steel wool. Followed with a good coat of furniture wax.

Ready for some magazines, a journal, writing paper or even your IPad. The magazine rack will be directly attached to the wall with a few screws thru the back.

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