|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 12-22-2013 06:31 PM||1254 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
For Christmas gifts this year, I made some cookbook holders which can be easily used to hold an iPad, eReader or what ever. We have four grown daughters so each is getting one made from Walnut. I made several more – sold a couple and one is gong to my niece, who has an eReader and reads a lot (10 yr old).
My goal was to use up some of the wood I had that was left over from previous projects. So, I rounded up some walnut, maple, red oak and poplar. Some were finished with Minwax Chestnut stain. The walnut pieces were not stained. All received several coats of Deft in Satin Finish. I also made one for my wife and she claimed it early! It is unfinished for now. When we remodel our kitchen this coming year, I will stain hers to match the cabinets.
Overall, this was a fun challenge. I used almost all of my power tools at some point.
Our grand daughter came to stay with us a few days last week and I got her out in the shop to help. Her sanding and glue skills came in handy when I was making her momma’s holder. :-)
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas