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Bookrack features ends made of laminated light-and-dark wood. One end slides along the dowel base to keep books from falling over.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Summer 1987 (v.3#2) pg. 42

Sliding book rack. One bookend is fixed. The other moves on four runners until the weight of the books locks it into place.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 36

Bar clamp bookends. A wooden turnscrew in the sliding head really works. Head moves along the a groove in the 30"-long shelf and tilt-locks in place to hold a row of books upright.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 68

Photo shows 14" square walnut bookshelf designed to be hung at bedside. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 56

Photo shows a combination rack for cookbooks and two drawer recipe file that can be set on counter or hung on a wall. Can be ordered in kit form. Est. cost: $26.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 61

Recipe center. Small cabinet has a spacious shelf for cookbooks and two small drawers for recipe cards and other supplies. Est. cost: $26.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 37, 54

Storage project for every room. (1) Wine & book rack for kitchen. (2) Bathroom vanity & skinny floor-to-ceiling cabinets. (3) Entertainment wall. (4) Coat & boot lockers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1984 (v.62#11) pg. 89

Combination towel rack and book shelf has "parrot" end pieces and a smaller center parrot that slides on dowels to keep books upright. Est. cost: $17.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 88, 148

Adjustable bookrack features movable bookends on a dowel frame.
BOYS' LIFE May 1965 (v.55#5) pg. 61

Bookends shaped like arrowheads separated by three wooden dowels on which the books sit. Holds about 12" of books.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1967 (v.57#1) pg. 59

Simple one-board bookrack is built from a 2-ft long 1x6. End brackets are cut from each end of the board and assembled to make a bookrack with footed uprights at each end.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1979 (v.69#11) pg. 53

Build a wooden kitchen organizer for cookbooks with a drawer on the bottom half.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1985 (v.75#4) pg. 50

Convert a wooden log into a rustic bookrack with built-in bookends.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1995 (v.85#11) pg. 61

Sliding-vise bookends. This bookrack has bookends that slide along 16" dowels. The ends are decorated to look like a woodworkers's vise.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 56

Two bookracks for children feature built-in movable bookends. (1) Wall-hung shelf with dinosaur bookends. (2) Tabletop stand with "ballet bear" bookends.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 26

Countertop bookrack features ends in the shape of bread slices and a sliding divider shaped like a piece of swiss cheese.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 92, 128

Adjustable book rack built from pine slats. One end slides along the base to hold any number of books.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 32

Kitchen book stand. Build to any length. Ends are decorated with ceramic tiles.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1983 (v.197#1) pg. 104, 154

Five great ways to store more. (1) Paper towel rack with space for kitchen wraps. (2) Cookbook & recipe card holder. (3) Contemporary open shelves. (4) Simple utility shelves. (5) Stacking storage drawers.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 92

Bookrack with hand-painted penguin-shaped sliding bookends.
HOME MECHANIX #703 Nov 1986 (v.82) pg. 48

Simple bookrack holds a set of books at a 45-degree angle for easy access. If built to 'exactly' hold the set, and you can tell if any are missing. Made from plywood.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1980 (v.69#1) pg. 40

Walnut and brass book cradle will hold 10 to 12 ordinary-size books.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #455 Apr 1966 (v.62) pg. 118

Modern book rack. Walnut bookends are separated by lengths of brass tubing on which the books rest. Includes a slide which keeps books upright when rack is not full.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #465 Feb 1967 (v.63) pg. 100

Decorative desk top book rack.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #495 Aug 1969 (v.65) pg. 73

Carousel bookrack. Bookrack has four sections, each holding about 6" of books, mounted on a lazy Susan bearing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #603 Aug 1978 (v.74) pg. 74

Wall-hung cabinet has a drawer for 3"x5" recipe cards, two larger drawers and a shelf for cookbooks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66F

Paperback book organizer. Simple wooden frame holds paperback books upright with built-in bookends.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66L

Ornamental metal scrollwork. Metal products made from strap iron include candlestick, bookrack, lamp base, and wine holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1970 (v.133#3) pg. 192

Bootjack bookrack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 183

Tabletop bookrack is made from metal rods and will hold 36 or more paperbacks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 152

Colonial bookrack has shaped base with a rack on three sides made from dowels and turned spindles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1971 (v.135#3) pg. 156

Desk top bookrack (14" long) holds several books. Ends are shaped like Scottie dogs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 136

Early American bookstand features a turned pedestal supported on three curved legs and a 10"x12" top with a 4" lip on three sides. Est. cost: $3.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 121

Projects you can make from acrylic plastic. Article includes instructions for making a strip heater for bending the plastic. Projects included are (1) a large book rack, (2) a "W" shaped magazine rack, (3) a letter and stamp holder, (4) a wall-mounted knife rack and (5) a pipe holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1973 (v.140#5) pg. 162

A 12"x12" desk carousel for books rotates easily on a lazy susan swivel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 150

Colonial style shelf holds cookbooks and has one drawer for recipes and other items. The unit is 17" tall, 12" wide and 10" deep. It can sit on a shelf or hang on a wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 139

Slip-joint bookrack holds about 16" of books at a 25-degree angle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 200

Desk-top rack holds several books at a 45-degree angle. Rack has a handle to facilitate toting it around.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 206

3 easy projects to make for your kitchen. (1) Wall-mounted rack to hold utensils. (2) Casserole cradle. (3) Adjustable bookrack to hold cookbooks. All made from wood and dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 112

5 easy-to-build projects. (1) Bookrack. (2) Hallway mirror. (3) Wall shelves. (4) Spice rack. (5) Bookcase.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 131

Six kitchen accessories built from pine. Most incorporate some slatted and/or grid construction. (1) Utensil and spice rack. (2) Cookbook rack. (3) Serving tray with dividers to keep glasses from spilling. (4) Folding table. Top measures 18"x60". (5) Wall-hung rack for pots. (6) Wall-hung rack for mugs (cups).
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 118

Rotating bookshelf sits on a desk.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 125

A desk-top bookrack holds up to 24" books. Wing nut on adjustable endpiece holds books upright.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 132

Wall-mounted cabinet has a compartment into which trading stamps are deposited and a storage area for empty and full trading stamp books.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1972 (v.200#1) pg. 116

Book caddy features sculpted X-shaped legs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #63 Nov 1991 (v.11#3) pg. 28, Insert

Antique recipe cabinet (9"x14"x17" high) has two drawers to hold 3"x5" recipe cards and an upper shelf for cookbooks. Edges are scrolled.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 64

How to make a desk top file folder holder (or bookrack) from doweling.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 106

Dowels form the tracks for these adjustable book, letter, and record racks. The only difference between the 4 are the number and size of the dowels, and the size and material of the sliding supports.
SUNSET Dec 1982 (v.169#6) pg. 76

Bookrack (12" long) features one fixed and one sliding bookend which have a pineapple design done in scrollwork.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #11 Sep 1989 (v.2#5) pg. 26

Organized-cook's companion. A wall-hung or free-standing rack features two recipe file drawers and a 9"x15" shelf for cookbooks.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #26 Mar 1992 (v.5#2) pg. 22

Heritage bookends. Reproduction of Craftsman Era bookrack with a clever tongue-and-groove sliding mechanism.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #44 Mar 1995 (v.8#2) pg. 7, Insert

Adjustable bookrack features bunny-shaped ends which slide along 18" wooden dowels.
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 74

Rack for storing CDs features a sliding "bookend" and musical note decorations cut into the ends. The design and construction is similar to a traditional bookrack involving dowels attached to solid-wood ends.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 76, Insert

Book rack (36"x12"x14" tall) with frame-and-panel ends and plywood back is designed to stack to form a bookcase or to be used singularly on a desk or hung on a wall. The shelf can be tilted to display magazines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 54

Compact kitchen bookrack features two drawers for 3x5 recipe cards and a shelf for 12" worth of cookbooks. Constructed of wood with a colonial design.
WOODSMITH #6 Nov 1979 pg. 4

Adjustable bookrack made from scrap wood and dowels.
WOODSMITH #7 Jan 1980 pg. 12

Shelf-top cookbook rack (10"x11"x17") has two compartments for cookbooks and a drawer to hold 3x5 recipe cards. A groove on the shelf above the drawer holds a recipe card for reference.
WOODSMITH #107 Oct 1996 (v.18) pg. 14

Rack for cookery books. Simple book rack, 14" long, features turned feet and spindles. Made of wood.
WOODWORKER #1040 Jul 1980 (v.84) pg. 427

Take the plunge. Part 1. How a light-duty router can work at considerable depth. How to use templates to fabricate a slanted desk-top bookrack.
WOODWORKER #1049 Apr 1981 (v.85) pg. 214

Simple pine bookrack consists of two 1/4-circle ends and two 4"x18" slats.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 495

Wedged wood. A simple bookrack holds about 16" worth of books. The base features either one large or two small drawers. Construction includes dovetails and through mortises that are locked using wedges. Includes a jig and technique for making several identical wedges.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 36

Reproduction of an Early American portable bookcase features one shelf (17"x8") over two small drawers. Can be used as a bookrack, curio shelf or plant holder.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 10

Laminated bookrack is built from walnut and maple. Adjustable bookends slide along two dowels to hold a few books in this desktop rack.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 25

18th century lawyer's case, originally used to store files, can be used as a book or record cabinet. It is essentially an open box divided into 4 sections. Dimensions: 19" wide, 11" deep, 14: tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 24

Early American style portable bookrack. This rack will hold about 16" worth of books. Two small drawers provide storage for other items. Ideal as a desk organizer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 48

Adjustable desktop bookshelf will hold anywhere from one book up to 30 small paperbacks. Wedged tenons and contrasting wood provide decorative details.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 52

Prairie-style desktop book holder (9"x16"x8" high). Five columns support a cap rail on three sides, and offer 12" of support for books on a solid-wood base.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 38

Bookshelf for cookbooks includes four small storage drawers for spices, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1968 (v.24#2) pg. 14

Book rack.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1968 (v.24#4) pg. 31

Table-top book caddy is 8" deep by 18" long and has a railing of spindles on three sides.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 20

Book trough table is 18"x12" with a drawer and a V-shaped trough to hold books. Table stands 33" tall.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 44

Take-Apart book rack consists of four pieces and will hold the books at a slight angle. Can be made to any length that is suitable.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 44

Simple bookrack for cookbooks is made from two pieces of wood for shelves plus four decorative turnings for the uprights. Features a pull-out lip to help hold cookbooks open to correct page.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 21

Book rack and recipe organizer. Small wall-hung bookshelf has a drawer for recipe cards.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 18

Compact book and magazine rack has carrying handles. Features three shelves, two of them slanted to hold books and magazines. Overall dimensions: 30" tall, 22" wide, 11" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 58

Two adjustable book racks. (1) Book ends mounted to bases which slide past each other. (2) Movable book end slides on dowels which also support the books.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 109, 111

Combination bookrack and desk organizer. This slanted shelf features built-in storage compartments in the bookend and a small storage drawer in the base. Holds about 16" worth of books.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 30