How to Make a Magazine File Made from Wood

Tips for making a magazine files made from wooden are applicable ways to make a magazine files by yourself. Follow these steps carefully. Where do you keep your magazines? If you let them scattered, having magazine file is all you need. Since making DIY magazine file is not that difficult, we will inform you several steps on how to make a magazine file from wood. Read and check these following steps below to understand more details about it.

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Before doing the project, you need to prepare the materials and tools. For the materials, you will need wood plank, glue, paint, wood putty and tape. For the tools, you need to prepare drop saw and clamp. When everything is prepared, you can start DIY the magazine file project.

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First of all, make a cut diagram to help you out. You can mark the diagram that you have made by using detail number or codes. It is very helpful to create a design for your magazine files. Then, after you finished making the diagram and pattern, you can focus on the next design. Carefully measure the width, length and height that you need. To make the tilt section, you need to draw a diagonal line in the middle of the design. This will be the mark where you need to cut the wood plank.

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After having the diagram, cut the wood into certain pieces based on the plan. It means that you need to cut the wood into pieces by following the design or diagram that you have made. Make sure to follow the pattern and cut them precisely.

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When you are done with cutting the wood, start to arrange the cut pieces. You can divide the designs that you have cut to make a good arrangement in magazine files. Then, you have to prepare things such as glue, and tape to join or glue the wooden pieces.

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Base gluing is the next thing that you can do. Glue the base of magazine file and make sure it is tight enough. To make it even more secure, you need to prop up. Put a piece of wood in the middle section of your magazine file, but you do not need to glue the prop since it will be removed at last. This is to help the glue works perfectly before continuing to the next step.

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Secure the base glue using tape. This tape keeps them at place so that the wood does not move anywhere for the next process, which is clamping. For stronger joins, you need to clamp the each corner of the magazine file.

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The next step is applying putty for your wooden magazine file. Wood putty is needed to correct some marks or stains. This is also to cover the wood surface to make it softer. You can already see the progress of your magazine file.

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Painting backs is another step to do in creating your own magazine file. After getting the putty, the wood is ready to get painted. Choose your favorite color for the paint. No need to paint the entire wood surface. To make it simpler, paint the front side of your file and it will be enough.

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When the painting process is done, your magazine file will be ready to use. For the first try, place some magazines inside the file and you can see whether you make it right or not. Place the files in your bookshelves or any other place you desire. Your DIY magazine file is perfectly done.

Creating your own magazine file is not a difficult task to do. Only by preparing several materials and tools, you will be ready to make your DIY project. No more cluttering magazine since you have this personal magazine file.
*source : homedit