The Stickley Magazine Rack Project:
I saw the plans for this in Woodworking Magazine. I was taken with it's simplicity and I thought my daughter Beth could use one. I decided to use cherry as I had a good sized stack of it and I thought it would look nice. The project was not too hard to do with the exception of an error in the stock call outs in the plans. I ended up making two - so I could keep one as well.
I set them in the sun to darken the cherry after I applied the finish.
I made one a bit wider than the other as I wanted more room on the one that I kept. I finished with shellac and General finishes Armor Seal. It makes a nice finish but a little too glossy for my taste. In use mine has held up very well - it was a good project.