Stickley #72 Magazine Stand

Saw this in a blog by Chris Schwarz (here) and really liked the proportions. It was originally designed for Stickley by Harvey Ellis, who lightened the heavy Stickley look with a slight taper to the legs and the curved top stretcher. I changed the way the bottom shelf meets the stretcher to ensure consistent grain.


The piece is quartersawn white oak with an aniline dye followed by three coats of varnish/oil and brown paste wax.


An easy little build though I had to use some case-hardened oak for the legs I was able to keep the visible checks to a minimum.


The back is shiplapped flat-sawn white oak with a chamfer at the seams. Unfortunately, the case is a little small to hold full-sized kids books. Magazines or small books are the ticket.


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2 Responses to Stickley #72 Magazine Stand

  1. billlattpa says:

    Looks great. I made one last spring using pine but with an open back. It’s one of my favorite projects. I’m thinking of making a pair for my bedroom using cherry ply for the case and solid cherry for the top, legs, and arch.

  2. The Ale Guy says:

    Great work and attention to all the detail. I love Gustav Stickley and Greene and Greene furniture their sophistication and simplicity to functionality. I woodwork myself at

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