We tend to keep our favorite magazines around for a while before recycling them. So when I saw a simple plan for a two-board magazine stand, I knew it was for us. I started by cutting a notch in the center that was equal to half the width of each 30” board. I then sanded each side smooth.
Since I was using pine, a wood that turns blotchy when stained, I gave it a liberal coat of Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, then waited fifteen minutes before staining.
I wanted a grayish color to blend with the couch in our family room, so selected Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Classic Gray, and applied it with a foam brush, then wiped off all the excess stain before letting it dry.
For my clear finish, I selected the spray version of Minwax® Clear Aerosol Lacquer, which dries in just a matter of minutes. After it did, I assembled my two-board magazine stand simply by slipping the two notches together. No nails, no screws, and no glue required!
The finished product compliments our couch perfectly, and gives me a handy way to display my magazines close by.
Until next time,
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