In this video, I show you how to perfect the hinge joint that angles the frame, how to add the shelf that the book sits on, and experiment with staining the timber.
This 4 part series will show you how to make a beautiful bookstand containing an adjustable hinge and a variety of handcut joints. It’s a great way to begin delving into the craft of woodworking, mainly because of the limited tools it requires, and the inexpensive timber used.
The wood I used to make this project was sourced from a DIY and Home supplier. It’s nothing special, however provides a nice understated look once complete. Saying that, you could obviously make this bookstand from any timber you desire providing you’re able to source it. It also makes a great gift and can even double up as a tablet stand!
Get the FREE Plans for the Book Stand here: https://mattestlea.com/product/book-stand-plans/
This is probably one of the most important joints to master when it comes to cross grain joinery. Learn how to cut it here!
A plough plane blade is relatively thin, thus is much the same as sharpening a chisel. Learn how to sharpen one here!
This video teaches you how to create a cambered blade for your handplane. An indispensable addition when edge jointing.
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.