The Book Stand - Ep.1

Preparing Material

Lesson Objectives

In this video, I show you how to cut timber, orient timber with a focus on aesthetics and how to measure and mark joints ready for cutting.

Series Summary

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:

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

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.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

Want to try another project?

Click the images below to find more free lessons to great builds!

Difficulty Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty Rating: ★★★☆☆

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