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« on: August 07, 2010 10:08:29 AM »

Standing at about 1.5 feet...IT'S THE MAGAZINE MINI-TABLE!!

If you're like me you bought a bunch of 'get your best beach body' magazines in the spring. Well face it, it's late summer, you don't have the body but you DO have a pile of magazines. What do you do with them? Make an awesome table!



You Will Need

Magazines (I used about 10, but it depends on the size of them)
Glue gun + sticks (LOTS of them)
1 Wooden dowel or pencil
2 Serving trays (I got mine at the dollar store!)
glue-stick or tape
Mod Podge + brush (optional)

Step 1:

Roll up 1 magazine page around a dowel and secure with glue or tape.
Step 2:

Take the dowel out and flatten the tube.
Step 3:

Roll up the tube so it forms a short cylinder. Repeat steps 1-3 around your first rolled up tube.
Step 4:

Here is your rolled up tube cylinder. Make about 120 of them. Yes 120!
Step 5:

Divide your 120 rolls by 4 (table legs) and glue them on top of each other.
Step 6:

Clean your trays with a towel.
Step 7

This step is sort of optional: decoupage the trays. I thought it gave a good matched look to the table's legs.
Step 8

Once the glue from the decoupaging is dry, attach the legs to the table. This part is tricky and you might need a second person to hold up the legs while their being attached.

Once the glue is dry, you have your own table. BTW, I apologize for the terrible pictures, I am NOT a photographer, so thank you for reading.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010 11:39:46 AM »

Very clever!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010 07:40:49 PM »

I think i will have to try that! I love the idea!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010 12:13:45 AM »

Very cute table, does it hold much?
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010 06:25:23 PM »

It's extremely sturdy actually. However, the table top is about 10 inches by 8 inches. Currently, I'm displaying a vase of flowers on it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010 06:31:37 PM »

Rad!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 04:47:16 PM »

Will have to try this! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 04:07:50 PM »

AWESOME.
I have sooo many magazines...and really, really suck at those little puffed star things  Angry
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librarylover
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010 03:07:51 PM »

What an interesting table! Thank you for sharing the idea.
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