Yes, you are right. There are any number of magazine racks available on the market today. Don't you agree that the distinct eye appealing design just makes ours delightful? Please see our NPR-17 newspaper rack it is a little bit wider, and yes it can even accommodate those extra wide publications like the Wall Street Journal. Other practical uses may be as a basket for your knitting, needlepoint, and other craft projects. These are easy to carry and also compliment our MTS-23 and MRT-23 end Tables. Both this MR-13 magazine rack and our newspaper rack arrive to you fully assembled. For a more contemporary flair, straight doweling is available in place of the turnings that are standard.