This design affords 4 surfaces for high personalization and customization, and 2 for branding or “Easter Eggs” placement. Measure the true thickness of the material and add that exact information to the software to ensure through cuts without any problems. The layout was purposely designed to fit in a 2′ × 2′ board with a minimum amount of waste.
Once the X-Carve is done carving out the pieces and you’ve removed the excess tab material, the assembly process is really simple. A strong wood glue such as Titebond II Premium Wood Glue is recommended. That is the glue I used. If nailing is desired, use brad nails up to an inch in length.
Always test the fit prior to applying glue. Dry runs are great practice! Apply adhesive to the groves on an end piece (in this case the one with the heart) and fit one of the long panels (the one with the flower) as shown.
Fit the other long panel (the one with the flower) as shown.
Apply adhesive to the remaining grooves and slide in the bottom piece, as shown.
Apply adhesive to the remaining end cap (in this case, the one with the heart) and fit it over the previous assembly to achieve the fully assembled magazine rack as shown.
For this particular magazine rack, I used a caulk, primer and paint I had available from previous project. So what you see below is what I had available at the time of this project was completed.
You can see where I placed the 2 pieces that came from under the legs of the end pieces to prevent the magazines from slipping.