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Laminated bookends. Thin sheets of wood and veneer are laminated to a core block of wood which has a cavity filled with lead ballast.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 32

Veneer-laminated bookends (4"x2"x6" high) have lead-filled centers to support large books.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 70

Book ends are made from child's alphabet blocks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 70

Lilliputian house to use as a doorstop or bookend for oversized books. Estimated cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 35, 49

Needlepoint slipcover for metal bookends. Estimated cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 37, 50

Rooster bookends made from brightly painted particleboard shapes. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 81, 144

Pair of wooden-bear bookends. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 68, 110

Home Sweet bookends are made from milk cartons decorated with paper to look like houses.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1999 (v.77#9) pg. 282

Old decoys can be used for bookends or planters.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 46

How to build adjustable bookends.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1976 (v.66#1) pg. 40

Tip on how to make a set of bookends from a pine board.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1976 (v.66#12) pg. 52

Rope 'n pine bookends are made from pine scraps. Decorative pieces of rope, tied with bowline knots, are mounted between the bases and uprights.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1978 (v.68#9) pg. 60

Castle gate bookends.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1980 (v.70#9) pg. 66

Make a pair of "Pedro" bookends.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1983 (v.73#8) pg. 54

Simple L-shaped sports bookends are fitted with painted wooden shapes representing a baseball, football, helmet, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1994 (v.84#4) pg. 62

Country canisters. A wooden canister set with two compartments is shaped like a half-barn. Make two of them and your have a total of four storage compartments (accessed by removing the roof sections) which serve as bookends for cookbooks.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 40

Book ends for a woodworker feature a hammer whose handle "passes through" the stack of books being supported.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 33

Wooden bookends feature little painted houses reminiscent of primitive folk art.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 30

Apple-shaped cover for a metal bookend is needlepointed. It includes a pocket to hold pencils and pad of paper.
CRAFTS Sep 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 52, 59

Photo frame bookends are needlepointed in chenille and highlighted with gold braid.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 14, 43

A is for Apples projects. (1) Red and white gingham dish towel is appliqued with an apple motif and trimmed with a ruffle. (2) Metal bookends are painted with apple motifs. (3) Clay saucer clock is painted with "Apple Time", numbers at 3, 6, 9 and 12, and a checked border. Split wooden apples mark the other numerals.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 72, 45

How to make a pair of bookends for a sewing room from old treadle sewing machine drawers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 14

How to get the most out of your seashells. Instructions for making a towel holder, a shell nightlight, shell bookends, shell paperweight, and a sea urchin nightlight.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 94

Sleepy Santa wooden bookends to paint in acrylics.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Oct 1999 (v.26#5) pg. 49, 36

Heart-shaped wooden bookends.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 65, 118

Simple wood bookends feature unicorn heads.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 98, 161

Pattern for wooden bird bookends. They are cut from thick wood and painted to look like a Toucan bird. Est. cost: $5.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 92, 115

Small planters done on plastic canvas with needlepoint. (1) Checkerboard pattern box can also be used as bookends. (2) Baby shoe style. (3) Ruffle-topped white basket. Est. cost: $5 each.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 156, 157

Pressed flower bookends and wall pictures are made the same way. Est. cost: $16 per set.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 156

Profiles of cats and chickens are cut from wood, painted and used for doorstops, bookends, decoration, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 13 1983 (v.96#13) pg. 112, 162

Wooden bookends are decorated with antique glass insulators from telephone poles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 52

Make bookshelves with a built-in, adjustable bookend held in place with a large wing nut.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 125

Sliding bookend is held in place with a dovetail slot cut into book shelf and a matching key on the bottom of the wooden bookend.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 19

Make gemstone bookends from large pieces of petrified wood or other colorful rock material.
GEMS & MINERALS #488 Jun 1978 pg. 44

Calico cat. Weighted to sit 12" tall on its own four paws. Use as doorstop or bookend.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Dec 1981 (v.193#6) pg. 129, 275

Burlap-sack bookends are stuffed with bricks.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1984 (v.198#5) pg. 159, 279

Triangular-shaped bookend made from birch plywood.
HOME MECHANIX #697 May 1986 (v.82) pg. 55
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 6

Tip: Use clear acrylic plastic to keep books from falling out the ends of steel shelving.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 76

Plexiglas bookend has holes for two small flower pots.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1978 (v.67#9) pg. 25

Slab saw techniques for bookends and clocks.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #547 May 1983 pg. 30

Gemstone bookends, an easy beginners project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.34#9) pg. 2036

Four floral needlepoint projects: (1) Bookend slipcovers. (2) Pincushion. (3) 3-inch square picture. (4) Pencil holder.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1980 (v.25#3) pg. 111, 154

"Shelf elf" bookends are cut from pine, painted and have striped stuffed stockings on their dowel "legs."
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1987 (v.32#6) pg. 52, 76

Laminated bookends shaped like letters of the alphabet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #432 May 1964 (v.60) pg. 92

Cutout photos mounted on wood make novel bookends.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #439 Dec 1964 (v.60) pg. 99

No-book-end bookends use old books with pages cut out to allow mounting over a wooden frame.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #451 Dec 1965 (v.61) pg. 77

Book end is shaped like the top of an arch. It features a carved two-masted sailboat against a background of a veneered sunburst.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 18

Bride-and-groom bookends make a unique wedding gift. Built entirely of wood.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 32

Carved bookend features the profile of an old, three-masted sailing ship, under full sail on a sea of waves.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 14

Lathe turned bookends involves making a large turning in the profile of Abraham Lincoln, and then slicing the turning in half to form two bookends.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Summer-Fall 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 42

Make stuffed "elephant" bookends.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1984 (v.4#6) pg. 19, 34, 49

Set of needlepoint bookend covers.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 14, 30, 49

How to build photogenic bookends. Simple wooden bookends are decorated with old camera equipment and lenses.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1980 (v.9#7) pg. 70

Animal-shaped bookends for Christmas gifts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1964 (v.122#6) pg. 144

Train-Tunnel book ends.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 185

Glue photos of people, pets or other personal objects to wood, jigsaw them out and incorporate the picture into a personalized book end.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 116

Initial book ends you can make. Letters 6" tall are cut from wood laminated with plastic. Patterns for all letters, A to Z, included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 161

Modern-design "sculptured" book ends made by gluing odd shaped scrap wood pieces together.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1976 (v.146#5) pg. 150

Stylized bookends are shaped and painted to look like crayons, pencils and pens standing in a row.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

"Saw Bookends" feature a handsaw which appears to go through the books being supported.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1968 (v.192#5) pg. 154

Adjustable bookends are added to wall-mounted adjustable bookshelves by drilling holes at regular intervals in the shelves into which the bookends fit. Particularly good for shelving which uses wall-mounted metal standards and brackets onto which the shelf sits.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1973 (v.202#2) pg. 142

Adjustable bookends fit tightly between two groups of books on a bookshelf. The open area between the books may then be used to display small glassware with no danger of the books falling over and dislodging the display.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1989 (v.234#1) pg. 106

Dinosaur bookends. Wooden profile is cut in half and each half is fastened to a simple L-shaped bookend.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 38, Insert

Bookends shaped like a house have architectural details in contrasting wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 35

Architectural bookends. Turn scrap pieces of curly maple, walnut, and cherry into bookends that simulate the facade of a classical Greek or Roman building.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 49, Insert

End-of-the-shelf book holder is cut from 2x10 oak with a slot so it will slide onto a bookshelf.
SUNSET Feb 1978 (v.160#2) pg. 98

Freestanding wooden bookends to hold big books securely. Ends slide along a wooden spine but bind when book leans against them.
SUNSET Dec 1978 (v.161#6) pg. 114

Handsaw bookends. Simple wooden bookends feature a "handsaw" which appears to pass through the stack of books.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #7 Jan 1989 (v.2#1) pg. 16

Hand-shaped bookends made of plaster molded in rubber gloves.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 112, 202

Bookends slip onto a shelf and "lock" in place with the pressure of a book.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 115, 202

Train-tunnel bookends. Uprights are shaped like ends of a tunnel. A locomotive is coming out of one while the caboose is entering the other.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 80
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 11

Hardwood bookends feature uprights that are shaped like books.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 84

Pair of bookends look like a classical column-pediment-entablature and are made from ash, padauk, walnut and oak.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 72

Simple bookends made from the scrap left over when a circular bowl turning blank is band sawn out of the middle of a square piece of thick wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 10

Wooden bookends are representations of classical-style turned columns supporting an arch and cornice.
WOOD MAGAZINE #76 Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 58

Wooden bookends feature a brass base plate to keep them from tilting or sliding under the weight of the books.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 10

Scroll-sawn panels set in frames and backed with brass make attractive bookends. Three patterns included (pineapple, stag, classic scroll).
WOODSMITH #126 Dec 1999 (v.21) pg. 20, 24

One for the books. Bookends incorporate split turnings with various cross-sectional shapes (heart, batman, triangle, etc.).
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 40

Wooden bookends have a figure on each end of a sawer, and their crosscut saw appears to pass through the books being supported.
WOODWORKER #1021 Dec 1978 (v.82) pg. 562

Simple wooden bookends are fabricated by attaching veneer-decorated plywood to an L-shaped piece of sheet metal.
WOODWORKER Mar 1995 (v.99#3) pg. 78

Tip: Weight the bottoms of book ends by placing lead fishing sinkers inside holes drilled in the base.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 50

Wooden book ends feature five decorative vertical grooves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 46

Wooden bookends feature the profile of a cat "leaping through" the books.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 31

Katchina dancer bookends. L-shaped bookend features five layers of various color woods. Southwest-style motifs (cougar, cactus, Indian figure, ...) are scroll-sawn and added to the bookends.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 35

Wooden bookends feature Egyptian motifs representing Nefertiti and her husband (1379-1362 B.C.) seated between wooden columns supporting a portico.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 48

Art Deco style bookends are made from walnut and weighted with lead shot placed into the base. A circular weather instrument (barometer and thermometer) are inserted into each bookend.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 43, Insert

Log fence bookends.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 58

The big "Pilgrim" mounted on mahogany bases and backs for bookends.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1965 (v.21#2) pg. 61

Cowboy/mustang bookends.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 47

Chessmen bookends. Light and dark wood turned to the shape of the chess pawn.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 34

Book ends look like a train passing through a tunnel.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 20

Two handtool projects involve making flower pot holders. (1) A wall mounted rack to hold 4 pots is topped with a "birdhouse" (2) Pair of bookends have cutouts for two pots in each bookend.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 110

Teen desk set. (1) Sturdy bookends with uprights that look like leather-bound books. (2) Notepad caddy keeps self-adhesive notepads and a pencil within reach. (3) File holder made from hoops of polished bronze brazing rods and wooden dowels. (4) Wooden pencil box.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 53
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 8

Classic quarter-circle bookends are made from simulated stone biocomposite material.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 48