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Scandi-inspired magazine rack

Build a magazine rack

Looking for a way to keep your collection of beloved magazines tidy? This Scandi-inspired magazine rack is finished in a beautiful Resene stain and will look sleek and stylish in the living room.

You will need: Resene testpot in Resene Colorwood Dark Oak stain, Resene testpot in Resene Chalk Dust, 2 pieces of plywood, 600mm long by 300mm wide by 20mm thick, jigsaw, masking tape, paint brushes.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Use the jigsaw to cut a middle section out of each pieces of the plywood, measuring 150mm long and 20mm wide.
Step 2
Step two
Brush Resene Colorwood Dark Stain onto both sides of the plywood, and wipe the excess off with a cloth. Leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Use the masking tape to outline the stripe pattern (if easier, mark it out using a pencil and ruler).
Step 4
Step four
Paint over the masking tape with Resene Chalk Dust, and remove the tape.
Step 5
Step five
Once completely dry, interlock the two pieces together, and fill with your favourite magazines and latest reads.

Styling/Project by Leigh Stockton


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