Build A Mail Rack Or Charging Station From IKEA Magazine Holders

Build A Mail Rack Or Charging Station From IKEA Magazine Holders

If you’re the type who prefer to open mail as soon as you get in the house — hopefully over a recycling bin so the junk mail goes right inside, this DIY mail shelf can give you a space in your foyer or entryway to stash the important stuff while reading, or leave your gadgets to charge before you leave the house. All you’ll need is a small piece of wood and some magazine holders, courtesy of IKEA.

Instructables user kazmataz discovered that the IKEA KNUFF magazine holders are pretty sturdy, take well to staining, and are the perfect size to add some storage to his entrance hallway. He put a spare piece of wood on top, moved the magazine holders to fit the width of the wood, stained the whole thing and nailed it into the wall.

The result is a pretty decent-looking mail shelf that he has right next to an outlet, so it can be used to store mail and charge gadgets if need be. Best of all, the magazine holders only cost him $US20 (two packs of two) and he had the wood lying around already. What do you think? A quick and easy DIY project or would you prefer something else for your doorway? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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  • Those magazine racks gave me a great idea of my own… so I Googled them and was disgusted to find that the Australian IKEA price was ALMOST DOUBLE the USA price. They were $9.99 for a pair in the USA and $17.99 in Australia. What a Rip off.

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