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This colorful shelf is made entirely from recycled National Geographic magazines. It was designed by Sean Miller, who was inspired by the stacks of old magazines cluttering his living room. First Sean coated the magazines with a a water/starch mixture and then he placed them under pressure for about a week to harden. Next he took a band saw to the consolidated stack and carved out space for a shelf. Holes were also cut into the bookshelf’s sides, allowing it to slide onto three rods to be hung. About 80 mags were used.

+ Sean Miller

9 Responses to “National Geographic Magazine Shelf”

  1. SD says:

    This particular design earned my vote because of its inherent flexibility and use of materials. National Georgraphic is brilliant choice because of the instant recognition, nostaligic tone and bright color but any magazine could be used as a meaningful connection to the owner. Vogue for the fashionista, Journal of the AMA for the medical student and so on. The option to use this shelf in mutltiples is another creative choice built in to the design. Imagine an entire wall or sectioned around a fireplace and so on. Great work and finally a solution for all of my big magazines.

  2. Dwyla Donohue says:

    Cool shelf; I dig the size and materials. Good job man.

  3. What do you do with the cored out paper? Perhaps progressively smaller shelves? :D

  4. Craft Resurrection says:

    Way great Sean!

  5. Lisa at Lil Fish Studios says:

    Excellent design and use of materials. And wow, it just looks so good.

  6. KKing says:

    I am confused. I don\’t see how a bandsaw could possibly make this kind of hollowed-out cut, especially on a piece that is so deep. Can someone explain how that would work?

    Thanks!

  7. Great Q KKing, I was wondering the same thing actually.

  8. gamills08 says:

    I think this work is very neat.

  9. DazyJo says:

    from the looks of the picture, he cut a \’U\’ shape from the stack then attached 2 more mags to each end

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