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Project by BarbS posted 11-27-2011 07:41 PM 15517 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of several Christmas gifts I am to make. This is from a photo, by request of a granddaughter who studies endlessly and is an over-achiever. Made of Baltic Birch Ply, it is 13” wide and 10” deep, adjustable to three heights. Now to get on to the others….
What is everybody else working on?


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#1 posted 11-27-2011 07:45 PM

This is a really great design, Barb! I can see many who would love one of these! It is going to be a wonderful hit!

I am working on several candle trays and ornaments for gifts for this year. I have to mail out many of them soon so I have to finish up pretty quick.

Thanks for sharing your picture with us. That is a great idea!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 08:22 PM

Very nice! This wood be great for cook books too. I’m not sure what or if I’m making Xmas projects this year. But hey, I’m ahead of the game this year. I finished this years gifts last year. I didnt get them done in time so I have them for this year to give.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 09:06 PM

nice gift idea barbs

i might have to give myself one this year

thank you

have a great holidays

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 09:57 PM

I love it, I could just see my Ipad sitting on it. Great idea.
Barbs I am trying to build a mini bench for the grandson. Maybe that will give him something to bang on with his hammer while Pawpaw is working on a project.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 11:45 PM

Been trying to figure out how you “turned” this one Barb (lol) you are indeed a lady of many tallents, well done. Hope you are getting into the swing of your new lifestyle : ))
cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 11-28-2011 12:54 AM

Cool and useful work Barb. Your Granddaughter is going to love this! Good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 11-28-2011 03:15 AM

This is a great idea! It would also work for my Ipad or my wife’s Xoom Tablet…....hmmmmm….......

I think I might have an idea for the Holidays! ;-)

Thanks, and great work!


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#8 posted 11-28-2011 05:14 AM

I love it! I could see my self with one a bit smaller for my Kindle. I might need to ‘borrow’ that idea.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 11-28-2011 08:52 AM

Good job BarbS! I do like the way it folds! ...and it has square corners! ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 11-28-2011 02:38 PM

BarbS, that is exactly what my mother-in-law wants. Thanks. Your project is very nice, and very timely.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 11-29-2011 04:29 AM

great design, and great gift Barb!

Still have to make up my mind with my gifts. Maybe some more boxes…

Have nice holidays.


-- Back home. Fernando

#12 posted 12-01-2011 05:36 PM

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#13 posted 12-18-2011 09:46 AM

Hi Barb, that is an excellent idea especially for recipe books. The recipient is going to love this, nothing nicer than a home made gift.

Thanks for sharing Barb.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 12-18-2011 03:39 PM

Thank you, Cher. Glad to see you around here again. Maybe you should get into the shop and make a book rack for your own cook books? Or have you done that already? Actually, I’m anxious to hear what my 11-yr. old, super-achiever grand daughter thought of this book rack on Christmas morning. Only one week to wait! ;-)


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#15 posted 12-18-2011 03:54 PM

Hi Barb, thank you, I have thought of making one but I dont do much out of recipe books these days, when the children come to visit they like to take over in the kitchen and I let them. At this moment, I am sitting with a planner that needs a service, a table saw with a blade that is not centred and a router that keeps falling out of the router table, all the tools that I are important, if Henry was around he would have had the ts sorted and the router, I will have them seen to in the new year. Your grand daughter is going to love that gift, hand made by Gran. You sound very proud of her and rightly so, I dont have grand children, my children are focused on careers at this moment. Please take photos of your grand daughter when she receives her gift, I would love to see her expression.

Thanks Barb, you are so sweet.

-- When you know better you do better.

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