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John Stevenson03/02/2008 12:26:00
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At the moment I am buying five mags every month and have bought a couple of binders but feel that they are expensive. I was wondering if anyone had come up with ideas for a nice looking way of storing them at the moment they are just stacked flat on bookshelves.
Sparky03/02/2008 22:13:00
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After you read them, you could always send them to me and let me worry about the storage

Joking aside, I haven't really found a storage system for mags other than a rack but will watch this space with interest.


Ray17/02/2008 17:33:00
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I buy cardboard magazine storage/display boxes from Staples. They are quite cheap, come in packs of (I think) 5 and altough not beautiful they do the job.


Big Al17/02/2008 18:57:00
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Ikea sell magazine storage boxes made from 4mm birch ply. From what I can remember they arent that expensive, and made from birch ply you could paint, stain or finish them however you like. Al
John Stevenson17/02/2008 20:03:00
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Many thanks to both al and Ray i shall look into your suggestions
Elaine03/03/2008 21:15:00
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I use 2" three ring binders ($3.00 USD), I buy them by the carton to get the lower price, I've seen them up to $6 and $7) and became tired of having to punch holes in the magazines that aren't prepunched (one or two came that way). My punch wouldn't always rise high enough to take the back in due to the advertisements. I tried the magazine slip, but except for the front cover, accessing was a pain. This does do what it is supposed to do, keeps dust, etc away from the magazine. Plus side, magazines are kept very clean. I found a product on the internet that is a plastic tab which holds the magazine and can be put into the three ring binder this was around Christmas, made by Rubbermaid and cheapest I could find was $3.50 (USD) a dozen. Well around the middle of Feb, a friend of a friend told me about some old tools for cheap. They were in great condition as well. The woodworker had developed health problems, hated to see them go. After a two hour conversation about the advantages to use this hobby to both relieve stress and make money, I ended up with hundreds of magazines. I found a few published the month and year I was born! And yes that was before man landed on the moon. Back to the Internet and the things have gone up in price. This time I found them under the Baumgarten's name the stock number is JT-9000. They are exactly like the Rubbermaid product and both were made in China. The price was about $4.25 (USD) and the shipping was free as I purchased, well let's say A LOT. I take the time to find the exact center where the staples come through. I'm hoping that the wire will take some of the stress off of the plastic and not cut into the magazine itself. The older magazines didn't have staples or wires to hold them together, not sure if they'll last. The two inch binders hold a year of most magazines, some magazines are thin enough that they hold two years. I am somewhat obsessive -I use a dymo label and label the back with the magazine name, year and issues. I have the Issue index on cd or I access the magazines website's index. I remember a site with plans to make your own binder or magazine rack out of wood. Haven't been able to find it again. There's a plan you can purchase at Elaine
John Stevenson10/03/2008 11:19:00
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Many thanks for all the replies, I have now bought the boxes from Staples as suggested by Ray and though not very elegant they will suffice for now.

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