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Adjustable tabletop book rack

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Project by BOBAH posted 05-11-2017 07:47 AM 1562 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few years ago, when I was looking for ideas for my hanging bookshelf project, I have stumbled upon two very interesting book racks – by RDR_82 and by Bob, both made as part of woodworking classes. I liked the idea, but it wasn’t the right size for my needs at that time. Now, two years later, I need one for my computer desk at work, so here is my take on this design.

I used book matched cherry boards (I have done re-sawing on my modest 10” Ricon band saw) with walnut accent, finished with Tung oil. Unlike the original design, I don’t use wedges with through tenons to hold the right end – it is a tight fit, and just friction alone holds parts together pretty well; perhaps I will change my mind later though, to add more visual interest. The left end can slide, obviously, so it could be adjusted to hold different number of books.





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Stephen Fox

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 10:01 AM

I may have to try that design… never enough book shelves.

-- Stephen NYS

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 04:23 PM

Very nicely done.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 06:32 PM

This is a nice set of adjustable book ends.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 05-11-2017 11:03 PM

nice design, love it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 01:24 AM

Looks great!

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 03:28 AM

Looks nice.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 05-12-2017 03:28 AM

I am going to make this soon. I need some additional book shelf space.

-- I would offer moral support, but I have questionable morals - Me, 2005

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#8 posted 05-12-2017 09:07 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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