How To Build Wooden Book Stands

With the right plans, materials, and equipment, you can build this simple Book Stand, as shown here. - Helping You Make Wood Work

  • 1/2" Hardwood Plywood @ 16" x 12": One piece for the Top Panel
  • 3/4" x 6" x 27" Oak or other desired Wood: for all remaining pieces
  • 1 1/4" Kregg Screws
  • 1 1/4" Wood Screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Filler and Glue
  • Satin Finish Polyurethane Poly

Step 1: Cut the Book Stand Pieces - Determine the desired size of your Stand

  • Select the 1/2" Plywood Panel; cut one piece for the Top Panel @ 12" x 16"
  • Select the 3/4" material; cut the two Legs, Brace, and Lip per the dimensions above
  • Select all pieces; Sand all pieces

Step 2: Assemble the Stand Pieces - Select all pieces

  • Select the Lip and Top Panel; Attach the Lip to the top panel with glue and two wood screws from the bottom as shown above
  • Select the two Legs and the Bottom Brace; Connect the two Legs to the Bottom Brace from the bottom side with the Kregg system, as shown above
  • Select the Leg and the Top Assembly; Center the assemblies and with glue and screws, attach them together

Step 3: Finish the Shelf - Select the finishing materials

  • Fill all holes and cracks with filler; sand all surfaces
  • Apply poly
  • Enjoy your Book Stand

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