Oak Cook Book Stand

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Project by Justin posted 1549 days ago 3772 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago my mom brought home some small oak plywood computer monitor stands that she though I could use, So after looking at a few plans for a cookbook stand I could not find a decent free plan so I thought I would just wing it and try to make it match the kitchen cabinets. So this is what I came up with. The Plexiglass was screwed on to a frame that pulls down to make it easier to put the book behind it. The back is set at a 30°. I think its a pretty simple design and it protects the page from any splatters and you can just wipe the Plexiglass down to clean it off. Once my aunt saw the one I made for my mom she kind of hinted that she would not mind having one, so I had enough plywood left over that i made her one as well.

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#1 posted 1549 days ago

Hey Justin:

Nice piece of work! Pleased to see someone who likes to discard the Status Quo, thinks for him/herself and comes up with a result that is the BEST solution to the problem at hand. Keep Doin’ It!!!

On top of that you have a Happy Mom and a Happy Aunt. That tells me you have MORE than just Woodworking Smarts ….LOL…. I’m sure they are Both very pleased with your efforts.

Actually I might “borrow” your idea seeing as how I have 5 or 6 Cookbooks Splattered with my attempts at yet another Better Spaghetti Sauce.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#2 posted 1549 days ago

Thanks, before I made the stand it was easy to tell which recipes you used the most by just looking at the pages but now it keeps the pages alot cleaner.

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#3 posted 1549 days ago

Very nicely done. Good Job! The best wood project is a gift. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 1549 days ago

nice looking bookstand…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

Nice idea with the splash guard. Keeps the book open and protects the pages. I like it.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

Nice design, good build on this one. Looks great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

I may have to make one of these! The plastic is an inspired idea.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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