|Project by TomFran||posted 01-26-2008 11:17 PM||6699 views||8 times favorited||37 comments|
I desired to have a book stand that would display my book at a 20 degree angle, which would catch the light on my desk just right. Since something like I wanted probably doesn’t even exist, I decided that it was time to try to make my investment in woodworking equipment pay off.
After a quick sketch, it was out to the shop to see if I could make what I wanted from some “scrap wood.” I ended up finding a suitable piece of pine for the main components and used a piece of Spanish cedar for the strip at the bottom.
It was an easy project, but I still managed to use my table saw, bandsaw, router table, belt sander, spindle sander, foreplane, and 23 gauge pin nailer. I stained the pine, because I desired to have it darker (Minwax English Chestnut), used a couple coats of shellac to seal it, and then followed that up with two coats of Deft (in spray can) lacquer.
It was easy and fun to make, and it works great for its intended purpose. It was designed to be used for reading books, not displaying them.
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28