The slogan for Workbench magazine is “Practical Ideas for Your Home.” And as editor Tim Robertson describes in the February 2007 issue, “It’s a magazine that DIY’ers have come to depend on … for practical projects that they (can) build using basic tools, techniques, and materials.”
You’ll see what he means in Issue No. 299, which is just hitting the newsstands. Highlighted here are just four of the great projects featured in the magazine. The display shelving shown above is made with 1/4″-thick tempered glass. It’s both distintive and easy to build.
This service tray (above) has interchangeable decorative inserts and a folding base. And a removable glass panel allows you to change out the inserts to suit the look you want.
If you have cluttered closets, here’s a fix that organizes everything and provides more space than you ever thought possible. The secret is track-mounted ventilated-wire organizers. Plus, we’ll show you how to build a set of simple, yet stylish doors (above).
Finally, convert an old window sash using a few store-bought items to build a display cabinet (above) with real style. Salvage an old window, or use a “barn sash” window like the one we picked up at the local home center.
The first issue of Workbench was published in 1957, so look for a special 50-year retrospective in each issue all during 2007. I have a feeling the best is yet to come.