Pseudobook Bookends

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 1289 days ago 1524 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of some scrap oak, walnut, mahogany, and cherry. Various woods used for inlay. Of course, once the family saw it, had to make a few more. Fun little project. Finished with a couple of coats of poly and hand rubbed wax.

If you build these and they slide on the surface you place them (likely will) you can do one of two things…
1. Place some clear little rubber door bumpers used on kitchen cabs on the bottom of base, for feet.
2. Tape three or four strategically placed washers on the bottom of base. Squeeze some silicone dobs at about four desired places then set base on some wax paper. Let dry, pull off wax paper and washers and you have silicone feet to keep them form sliding. Worked for me. The idea is to have some low profile feet to keep the base looking pretty close to the surface it is on.
Get creative with the inlay and have fun.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#1 posted 1289 days ago

Cool. I guess a guy could use the same wood with different stains on each piece and get a neat look as well. Thanks for posting. I am gonna make these.

-- I AM in a world of wood!

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#2 posted 1289 days ago

Great idea – May have to try something like this!


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#3 posted 1288 days ago

Very nice bookends ( no pun intended ) I really like these and the way they look. Great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1288 days ago

Very nice, great idea!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1288 days ago

That is so cool. Looks great!!

-- Psalm19:1

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#6 posted 1288 days ago

Love the design – Well done!

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 1288 days ago

i should never have shown these to my wife,,she just looked—oohed and drooled and ordered about 4

wonderful idea and job

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#8 posted 1288 days ago

It’s a cool idea

Well done

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 1259 days ago

havend done any bookends for awhile but i like these !
great job and thanks for posting


-- Kiefer 松

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