For once in my life!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tom Regnier posted 891 days ago 2012 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a Library Director, an avid reader and a true romantic. I was thumbing through some old woodworking magazines this weekend and came across these plans for the wooden books. She’s seen these before and always said how cool it would be to have….and for once in my life I came up with an original romantic idea!
I flew into my workshop and made some quick glue ups of different sizes and ran out to the shed and planned down 3 books at random thicknesses. The books are really easy to make… takes a little time to create the pages look on the table saw but other than that it’s simple.
Now for the romantic part; I wrote her a note saying that the 3 books represented our past, present and future. That no one else could ever know what lies in the pages locked away from everyone else but us. That when she looked at the books and day dreamed of their contents to envision the last book being the greateast story she would ever read!

Hey….it’s all I got and better than spending $50 on roses….right?

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!

21 comments so far

View Tokolosi's profile


653 posts in 952 days

#1 posted 891 days ago

What a fantastic idea! Love the past, present, future part of it. And great execution!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

View florentin's profile


65 posts in 916 days

#2 posted 891 days ago

View EarlS's profile


150 posts in 945 days

#3 posted 891 days ago

Inspired!!! – and she will remember this as the most romantic thing you ever did.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

View Northwest29's profile


682 posts in 1087 days

#4 posted 891 days ago

A very nice project and how fitting. I think your note will be a treasure for your wife for a long time. Would you mind sharing the source of the article? TNX


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13223 posts in 935 days

#5 posted 891 days ago

Sheer genius!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View bugz's profile


773 posts in 1261 days

#6 posted 891 days ago

Great story, very nice.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View Maveric777's profile


2687 posts in 1673 days

#7 posted 891 days ago

Now that is very cool! Very creative…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View Jerry's profile


70 posts in 1244 days

#8 posted 891 days ago

Well done, well said

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

View HawkDriver's profile


447 posts in 1230 days

#9 posted 891 days ago

Great idea!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

View onedermutt's profile


11 posts in 913 days

#10 posted 891 days ago

Very impressive on all counts!!! I’m sure she will treasure everything associated with it forever!!

View Tallahassee's profile


46 posts in 964 days

#11 posted 891 days ago

Very nice and original to boot! My wife says, “How come all I got was roses?” Ouch!

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

View Billy Hernandez Jr's profile

Billy Hernandez Jr

9 posts in 905 days

#12 posted 891 days ago

very very cool! nice job!!

View chopnhack's profile


368 posts in 991 days

#13 posted 891 days ago

Hahaha, nice! Smooth operator, good for you.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

View Roger's profile


14098 posts in 1401 days

#14 posted 890 days ago

nothin better than a good wood book

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View BTKS's profile


1967 posts in 2061 days

#15 posted 890 days ago

You bet, that’s better than $50.00 that will wilt and be tossed! Great story and neat little projects.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase