It’s true… I only used scrap wood to make this cookbook stand, and I also used ZERO screws. I was able to use my handy RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ AirStrike Brad Nailer Kit. This will be a good time to tell you RYOBI sponsored this post, but brilliant cookbook stand idea and opinions are all my own!
We have a cook in this house, and that cook’s name is NOT Thalita. I mean, I CAN cook, but I’m not very good, and Marquis both enjoys it and is good at it, so naturally, he ends up doing the majority of the cooking. I thought it’d be nice to have a place for him to prop cookbooks when he does use them, and I imagine I’ll be using this myself whenI cook or bake!
I used scrap pieces for this, as I mentioned before, which consisted of a 2×4, 1×3, 1×2, and leftover 2×12.
Now here’s how I cut them:
2×12 into a 13″ length
1×3 into 12″ length
1×2 into 12″ length
2×4 into 2 4″ pieces with a 37 degree angle
I used out trusty old mitre saw for this!
Once everything was cut, I lightly sanded the edges using 100 grit sandpaper.
To start, I (or I should say, Marquis – he wanted to try out the new tool too!) nailed the 1×3 into the 2×12, then added the 1×2 like so:
Then I measured 3″ in from each side of the back and front of the stand using painter’s tape. I did this so I would know where to nail into the support pieces behind.
Once I nailed the supports in, I filled all of the holes with wood filler and lightly sanded. This means ZERO proof of nails going in anywhere, which is why I used nails on the front of the piece to begin with.
Next, I stained the whole thing with some leftover stain (honestly, I bought NOTHING for this), and voila!
I happened to catch Marquis in action, using the newest addition to our kitchen.
And to give you an idea of what this looks like from behind, here’s a shot. I made sure to stain the whole thing in case I ever want to use this on the island – that way all angles look good!
Now, I have a few other pretty spectacular projects to share with you, all of which RYOBI sponsored, all using different tools. Curious?
Thanks again to RYOBI for sponsoring us!