Asked on Dec 10, 2019

How can I upcycle wood and metal magazine racks?

EmilyDeeSweet Laura


I was hoping to get some ideas on how to upcycle our old style magazine racks there are the ones that are wood on the surround and then have metal slates on the inside to hold the magazines or books in the center. My first thougt was to turn them upside down and make them into lights fixtures but I don't think I have a place for them. Anyone has any other Idea?Thank you

7 answers
  • Dwp7470b
    on Dec 10, 2019

    These work well in any hobbyist carpentry creation:

    Mail: Inbox/Outbox

    Small Table Top with a Space for stuff

    Unfortunately, the more you have the more your options open for more elaborate designs. You haven't enough to make a complex project.

    I am sure you can imagine these, though, but your resource is lacking sorta like: What is the best Christmas Present I can make with 1 Skid?

    That answer is: A few wooden cars or a children's sled. That answer is due to lack of Resource too.

  • Peggy Burnette
    Peggy Burnette
    on Dec 10, 2019

    Hi this is Peggy. Here are some ideas I hope will help you upcycle your old school magazine rack. 25 Brilliant Home Organization Ideas With Magazine Racks ...

    1. › organization › 25-brilliant-home-organizatio...

    Mar 18, 2017 - Take a look and see how you can start organizing your home. Compact Gift Wrapping Station. Clever And Easy Toilet Paper Storage. Corner Wall Shelf Storage. Kitchen Drawer Organizer. DIY Compact Coffee Table. Craft Supply Organizer. Curling Iron Organizer. Magazine Rack Turned Cutting Board Organizer.

    Magazine Rack Turned ...

    · ‎

    Easy And Inexpensive ...

    · ‎

    Toy Manual Organizers

  • Vimarhonor
    on Dec 10, 2019

    Could ypu possibly post a photo? Having a visual might be helpful to be able to offer the best guidance a help find the best suggestions or potential design solution for your project.

  • Sweet Laura
    Sweet Laura
    on Dec 10, 2019

    yes, thank you I think that is a great idea

  • Dee
    on Dec 13, 2019

    You can use them to store cutting boards, rolling pins or pot lids

  • Emily
    on Dec 16, 2019

    I often find magazine racks at our town swap shop. Usually I use them for magazines which I also find at our TSS. I suppose you could use them to store washclothes in a bathroom, or recipe files, or maybe kitchen implements.

Your comment...