Rotating Bookstand - antiquey

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Project by LoganN posted 01-02-2021 02:39 PM 594 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make a decent number of the Jefferson Bookstands and sell at least a few every year but because they are so much work I have to charge accordingly. A young lady contacted me about one as a Christmas gift fit her father but the price was too much. I decided to design a smaller version with less work involved so I could decrease the price for her.
The piece is made of mostly quartersawn white oak (I used some rift sawn white oak for the bottom. The box joints were made with my incra box jig and the finish is Rubio Monocoat – a mix of charcoal and chocolate colors.
In trying to make this easy for myself, especially in the shipping arena, I designed the top piece to be removed and stored in the body of the lower box. It is held in place with thumbscrews. The panels that hold the books are 1/2” thick and are resawn. They are held by kickstands that rotate out from the center stand and slot into holes on the back.
Overall I was really happy with this and she said her dad loves it so a definite win in my mind!

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#1 posted 01-02-2021 03:55 PM

Very nice project with all the beautiful details. So nice of you to make that adjustment for her. That’s a great example of Christmas.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 01-02-2021 06:36 PM

Nice adaptation. Very good design and workmanship. This should’ve been a very satisfying project for you. Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-03-2021 02:17 AM

Thanks guys! Much appreciated!! It was a lot of fun!

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