Arts and Crafts Style Book/iPad Stand

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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 06-02-2014 07:52 PM 3513 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2×4s can appear to be ordinary items that are generally hid behind walls. However, with a little ingenuity and creativity the 5bf in a typical 2×4 can be transformed into toys, keepsakes, fine furniture … the imagination is its only limit. In this video, which is my entry into the Summers Woodworking 2014 2×4 Competition, I create an Arts and Crafts-style book/iPad stand featuring an interesting grid pattern and some Walnut stain to make it ‘pop.’

If I hadn’t of told you it was made from a pine 2×4, would that have been your first thought about the type of wood used?

-- Fr. Thomas,

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 09:33 PM

To me it looks like a missal stand, and a cool one at that!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 09:57 PM

@Dave: It certainly can be used for that as well.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#3 posted 06-03-2014 12:29 AM

Cool! Very nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 06-03-2014 09:28 AM

Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-03-2014 01:19 PM

Now that is a very cool project. I may have to check it out to use as a music stand on my desk at where I teach. And no glancing at it I would never have guessed it was a 2×4

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 06-03-2014 01:34 PM

@Kaleb: You might have to adjust the dimension (a little taller and a little wider) to work with sheet music but that is another great use for it.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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