How to Make Magazine Storage ContainersUpdated: Jun. 17, 2019
Get organized fast with this simple project for making your own wooden storage bins for your magazine collection.
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- An hour or less
- Less than $20
Building the wooden storage bins
Photo 1: Mark the cuts
To begin building these wooden storage containers, first cut the 1/4-in. plywood into eight 11-1/2-in. x 11-in. pieces. Use a 5-gallon bucket to trace a graceful S-curve from the 11-1/2-in.-high corner across the plywood to a 6-in. mark on the opposite side. Simply establish a smooth curve.
Photo 2: Cut the curves
Stack pairs so the best sides face each other and tape all the sheets together flush at the edges. “Gang cut” the curve with a jigsaw or a band saw.
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Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Air compressor
- Air hose
- Brad nail gun
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill
- Drill bit set
- Orbital sander
- Safety glasses
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.
- 1 x 4 pine
- 1/4-in. plywood