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Oak Book Stand

Oak Book Stand

(c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.
Many people who have a number of books on display in their homes like to use book stands to show off their favorites. Coffee table books, with their beautiful layout and often breathtaking photography are commonly displayed on a book stand.

In this set of free woodworking plans, we walk you step-by-step through building a hardwood book stand that, when finished with shellac, will be attractive enough to display almost any hardcover book. This woodworking project is relatively easy to build, and takes only about an hour of actual woodworking.

In the following pages, you may notice that we built our prototype with oak, but you can use almost any hardwood that will stain well. If you ever need a good gift idea, keep these plans in mind.

Download the Free Woodworking Pattern to build this Hardwood Book Stand (PDF).

Difficulty Level
  • Woodworking: Easy
  • Finishing: Shellac

  • Time to Complete
  • 1-2 Hours

  • Recommended Tools
  • Band Saw
  • Power Drill
  • Stationary Router with Router Table and 3/8" radius roundover bit

  • Materials Needed
  • 2' - 1x10 Oak or other hardwood
  • 2 - 3/4" Brass Hinges
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Shellac
  • Sandpaper
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