Book holder

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Project by GaryK posted 2429 days ago 2232 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me for a book holder. An adjustable one no less. So this is what I came up with.

This was built while taking a break from working on my harpsichord.

The wood is Peruvian Walnut and it’s constructed with visible dowel joints which are oak for contrast.

Finish is oil poly.

It’s totally adjustable and even lays flat for storage.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 2429 days ago

That’s beautiful, Gary.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2428 days ago

that’s really neat , Gary. Great gift idea.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2428 days ago

Excellent design combined with great woodworking. Nice job, Gary!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2428 days ago

it’s lovely—looks like a little picture window—a picture is worth a thousand words which may be written in a book, held by this lovely “window” book holder….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2428 days ago

Great gift idea! And executed with your usual panache.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 2428 days ago

Nice work Gary. I like the design.

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

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#7 posted 2427 days ago

Very nice, Great gift idea, think I will make one of my daughters a book holder.

-- Billp

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