A bookstand to present my newest Kickstarter book

I received the printed version of another webcomic book the other day. And I needed a stand to display the book nicely.

I build this project without a clear plan, just an idea that I need something which supports the book over the whole back as it is quite flexible. So I had a look in my wood storage for a pice big enough to construct this project. I picked a plywood board. And start layout some lines to cut the three parts I need from it; first the back, a smaller piece to prevent the book from falling off with rounded corners and finally an angled piece which holds the stand up.

Sanding the parts to the exact lines.
Sanding the parts to the exact lines.
Glueing the bottom to the back.
Glueing the bottom to the back.
Alining the foot.
Alining the foot.

The bottom part is added with glue and screws. I’m using screws here, so I don’t need to wait for the glue to dry and these will not be visible at the end. Next, I glue the final piece on to the back, instead of clamps, I use painters tape to hold the angled board until the glue is dry.

Waiting for the glue to dry.
Waiting for the glue to dry.
The finished stand.
The finished stand.
Testing with the book.
Testing with the book.

I finish the project by sanding all my pencil lines out. I don’t add a finish on this project, as you don’t see the wood anyway. The book on it is the critical part.