Pseudobook Bookends

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 01-21-2011 01:36 AM 2406 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of some scrap oak, walnut, mahogany, and cherry. Various woods used for inlay. Of course, once the family saw it, had to make a few more. Fun little project. Finished with a couple of coats of poly and hand rubbed wax.

If you build these and they slide on the surface you place them (likely will) you can do one of two things…
1. Place some clear little rubber door bumpers used on kitchen cabs on the bottom of base, for feet.
2. Tape three or four strategically placed washers on the bottom of base. Squeeze some silicone dobs at about four desired places then set base on some wax paper. Let dry, pull off wax paper and washers and you have silicone feet to keep them form sliding. Worked for me. The idea is to have some low profile feet to keep the base looking pretty close to the surface it is on.
Get creative with the inlay and have fun.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 01:47 AM

Cool. I guess a guy could use the same wood with different stains on each piece and get a neat look as well. Thanks for posting. I am gonna make these.

-- I AM in a world of wood!

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 02:02 AM

Great idea – May have to try something like this!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 12:30 PM

Very nice bookends ( no pun intended ) I really like these and the way they look. Great work!

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 03:07 PM

Very nice, great idea!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 03:17 PM

That is so cool. Looks great!!

-- Psalm19:1

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 03:28 PM

Love the design – Well done!

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 04:31 PM

i should never have shown these to my wife,,she just looked—oohed and drooled and ordered about 4

wonderful idea and job

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 08:01 PM

It’s a cool idea

Well done

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 02-19-2011 06:53 AM

havend done any bookends for awhile but i like these !
great job and thanks for posting


-- Kiefer

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