4 Bookend Build Projects

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If you’re looking for a new woodworking project, why not try building some bookends? Bookends are a great way to show off your woodworking skills, and they can also be a lot of fun to make. In this blog post, we will discuss four different bookend build projects that you can try out. We’ll provide you with all the necessary instructions and diagrams, so you can start building bookends today!

Art deco styled bookends made with some scrap lumber.

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What Is The Purpose Of Bookends?

The purpose of bookends is to keep your books organized and in place. Bookends can also be used to display your book collection in a stylish way. There are many different types and styles of bookends available, so you can find the perfect ones to suit your needs. Whether you want something functional or decorative, bookends are a great way to add style to your book collection.

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Sawblade Bookends

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These Workshop Bookends were made from scrap plywood and an old saw blade. Each bookend has a storage space for magazines and manuals, and books get squeezed in between. Unleash your creativity and build your own set of workshop sawblade bookends! They’re SHARP!

Do Bookends Work?

Most people would say that bookends are a necessary part of any bookshelf. They help to keep your books organized and prevent them from toppling over. But do they actually work?

There is no denying that bookends are aesthetically pleasing. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and designs. You can even find bookends that are functional works of art. But when it comes to keeping your bookshelves tidy, do they really make a difference?

The answer is yes and no. Bookends can help to keep your books in place, but they won’t work miracles. If your shelves are overflowing with books, then bookends probably won’t be enough to keep them from falling over. But if you have a few books that you want to keep together, then bookends can be a great way to do that.

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Faux Live Edge Resin Bookends

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Carolina Craftsman says his sister is one of those weirdos that still buys real books, with pages and everything, like, just get a kindle, am I right?! Ugh…English majors. Anyways, she’s been obsessed with resin art ever since Black Forrest Wood Company became an Instagram sensation, so I figured I’d combine her two loves and make her some resin bookends. I didn’t have any actual live edge wood, so I had to improvise a bit and I think they came out pretty nice!

What Do You Put On The Bottom Of Bookends?

Here are a few ideas on what to put on the bottom of bookends:

– Use felt pads. This will help protect your furniture from scratches.

– Use rubber bumpers. These will help grip the surface and prevent sliding.

– Use non-skid pads. These are similar to rubber bumpers but are made specifically for bookends.

– Use double-sided tape. This will create a strong bond and prevent sliding.

Which one you choose is up to you, but we recommend using felt pads or rubber bumpers for the best results.

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What Can I Use Instead Of Bookends?

Bookends are a great way to stylishly keep your books organized and in place, but they can be expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to bookends, here are a few things you can use:

  • -Towels
  • -Mugs
  • -Paint cans
  • -Shoes
  • -Hats
  • -Purses
  • -Dishes
  • -Globes

Whatever you use, make sure it’s heavy enough to keep your books from toppling over. Also, choose something that goes with the style of your home. Bookends are a great way to add a little personality to your shelves! If you get creative, you can find some really unique alternatives to bookends that will add charm to your home.

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