Adjustable Library Stand

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Project by handi posted 08-28-2017 02:13 PM 597 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Library Stand can be used to read books in your library, as a lectern, or as a stand up desk with your tablet or laptop. It features bent-wood laminated parts for the feet, stretchers and the mechanism that tilts the top.

It is featured in Episodes Three and Four of my TV show, Woodcademy TV, streaming on Amazon Prime. I show you a couple of methods for ripping the strips, how to make the bending forms (including figuring in spring back) how to laminate the parts and how to clean them up. Great information to have even if you do not build this stand.

You can download a FREE set of PDF plans from my website to follow along with the show. And the show is free to watch with your Prime account, and you can even watch if you do not have a Prime account, Amazon will put in a few ads. Please enjoy the shows and share the info with your woodworking friends!

-- Watch Woodcademy free on Amazon Prime!

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#1 posted 08-28-2017 03:47 PM

Sweet! Great inspiration too. I have an antique OED (Oxford English Dictionary) the would look great one of these.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#2 posted 08-28-2017 08:43 PM

I like it … good job. Nice addition to the library!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 10:26 PM

Thanks! Glad you like it!

-- Watch Woodcademy free on Amazon Prime!

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#4 posted 09-02-2017 02:47 PM

I watched your show, well done!

Your production is great, clear audio, minimal excess, good narration, excellent “tips”.

I could not get to the rating section on Prime, but give it a “5”.

Looking forward to the next epodes 8^)

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#5 posted 09-02-2017 06:20 PM

I love the design of this library stand. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-02-2017 06:43 PM

Glad to hear you all like it!

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