|Project by jakub76||posted 10-01-2012 08:12 AM||3531 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my take on Roubo’s popular bookstand.
It’s my first attempt and made from Meranti (Pacific Maple). I adjusted the dimensions of the design to suit the dimensions of my left-over stock, 185mm wide.
I did some drawings trying to match some of the Queen Anne style furniture already in my daughter’s room, hence the legs. The hinge is as per Roubo’s design which I was interested to learn is more than 200 years old.
Stained with walnut coloured dye, finished with a coat of Boiled Linseed Oil then a few coats of shellac. My 5 yo daughter wanted to help me with the shellac so I let her paint on three coats – it’s left the finish a bit inconsistent but it was worth it having her so keen and involved.