Replica of Thomas Jefferson's Bookstand
Years ago I visited Monticello and was impressed by the bookstand that Thomas Jefferson had designed for his library. It folds down into a one-foot cube and opens to hold up to five books simulataneously. My woodworking skill was not up to tackling such a project at the time, but commercial replicas cost between $1,000 and $2,000, way beyond my means. Now, 10 years and many projects later, I finally gave it a shot. This is the result. I made it from solid oak, with a commercial lazy-susan bearing and brass hinges (the only metal in the project).
- Ron Abler, Chestertown, Maryland
This article originally appeared in the Woodworker's Journal eZine.
Click here for information on this free, twice monthly online publication.
Copyright; 2010 Woodworker's Journal
All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval devices or systems, without prior written permission from the publisher.