Book holder

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Project by GaryK posted 12-05-2007 02:57 AM 3021 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 12-05-2007 03:22 AM

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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#2 posted 12-05-2007 04:01 AM

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 12-05-2007 05:00 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 12-05-2007 05:20 PM

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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#5 posted 12-05-2007 05:33 PM

Great gift idea! And executed with your usual panache.

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

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#6 posted 12-06-2007 12:08 AM

Nice work Gary. I like the design.

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

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 07:13 AM

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

-- Billp

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