This Week in the Shop: Reading Stand from Salvaged Wainscoting
Here’s my latest workshop creation. It’s a small reading stand for my wife’s grandmother (or rather, mine too, I guess). The curly flame maple isn’t actual wood, but some sort of printed-Formica laid over some pretty expensive chipboard. The Formica/chipboard came off a local office’s wainscoting, and I just had to grab a coupla panels. The Formica cuts well with a panel/plywood blade in my circle/miter saw. I still need to work on covering the chipboard up – I tried molding in this project and paint in this one. I’m leaning towards molding after seeing the results.
Now onto parts I like: the proportions (16″ w x 12″ h x 8ish” d), the red/curly maple combo (red is also the color for luck in Vietnamese culture), and the reading angle. After this picture was taken, I attached a clear acrylic strip on the bottom of board to hold books.
The back lifts of course.
If you have any thoughts, love to hear ’em.