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MAGAZINE TRAY

  • March 21, 2014

Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

Create a super cute wood tray to store your magazines and other items. This is a great gift as well as decorating piece. It's a simple, inexpensive project… That's our favorite kind!

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    1. Step: 1

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      Make your cuts! For the 1x3 furring strip, you will have 5 pieces each cut at 18". For the 1x4 furring strip, you will have 2 pieces cut at 12.25" and 2 at 19.5". Run a line of glue down the bottom end of your 12.25" piece and attach it to your 18" pieces. We used our Airstrike Nailer with 1 1/4" nails to hold everything in place.

    2. Step: 2

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      Now attach your 19.5" pieces on each side. Use a line of glue on each one, and attach them using the Airstrike Nailer.

    3. Step: 3

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      Paint it! We painted ours with a cream color spray paint, and then used the Corner Cat to sand our edges down to give it a fun vintage look.

    4. Step: 4

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      Add your hardware! Use your drill to attach metal corner pieces and handles and you are set!

    5. Step: 5

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      We made this in no time, for very little money and it's super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by! For more how-to projects from Shanty2Chic, visit shanty-2-chic.com.

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  • Hi, I liked what you are doing. I think it is so cool. So i am just starting doing my first craft...magazine tray. I watched your video many times but it does not address how you got the 5 pieces together for the bottom of the tray! I am confused. Were they glued together or nailed? If nailed how did you manage it? Please help! Out of my element Maryam lol
    By saghie, on April 18, 2015

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MAGAZINE TRAY

by Shanty 2 Chic
Mar 21, 2014
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Create a super cute wood tray to store your magazines and other items. This is a great gift as well as decorating piece. It's a simple, inexpensive project… That's our favorite kind!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 6c352a97 38c0 4386 bae4 4b85b8019467

    Make your cuts! For the 1x3 furring strip, you will have 5 pieces each cut at 18". For the 1x4 furring strip, you will have 2 pieces cut at 12.25" and 2 at 19.5". Run a line of glue down the bottom end of your 12.25" piece and attach it to your 18" pieces. We used our Airstrike Nailer with 1 1/4" nails to hold everything in place.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge accb06e6 22a0 4bb1 9e13 c9f275ff60cf

    Now attach your 19.5" pieces on each side. Use a line of glue on each one, and attach them using the Airstrike Nailer.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 18b70c4e 8407 47c1 a6e0 1e1250cfb0e9

    Paint it! We painted ours with a cream color spray paint, and then used the Corner Cat to sand our edges down to give it a fun vintage look.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 7e8d0a09 ce11 4661 99dd e5174f342c26

    Add your hardware! Use your drill to attach metal corner pieces and handles and you are set!

  5. Step: 5
    Huge aa7e170e 1f5c 41ae a079 9115280ad87d

    We made this in no time, for very little money and it's super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by! For more how-to projects from Shanty2Chic, visit shanty-2-chic.com.