|Project by Colin_Zimmerman||posted 03-28-2013 02:26 PM||1705 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
My skills are less than average in comparison to this website, so please be kind :-) My last project was critiqued as if I was a professional craftsman, which I absolutely am not.
I had some left over 3/4” walnut and I was reading Thomas Jefferson’s biography. So I went to the Monticello website and found pictures of this rotating bookstand. I decided to take a try at building it.
My mother is a judge in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. This is a perfect gift for her office.
If I build this again this is what I would do differently:
1. Make all panels 12” x 12” (my leftovers allowed for 10”x12”)
2. Not do through tenons. These were my first attempts and they don’t have the asthetic look desired because I don’t have the practice or acquired skill for them yet)
Besides that, I am very proud of my work. The only screws I used are in the hinges.
I might make another one for myself :-)