A couple who are my friends are both avid readers. One whole wall of their living room is dedicated to the book shelves. I asked if they ever considered inserting a book nook, and both said yes. R’s birthday is already come & gone, but I think they’ll enjoy it anyway.
@ptodd@wenning08 Thank you! I don’t know if I’ll make more of them, my finger joints are loose and I was worrried about bending/breaking some parts. BUT…if my friends want to put one of their own together, then I’ll happily make more.
I wound up using tweezers & a jeweler’s leather mallet on some things.
I think it would be so cool to have two lcd bulbs in the support space (strengthens the structure, leaves a ‘box’) behind the windows. I had to tilt the nook to get regular room light into it for photos.
That is awesome! I thought about taking some pics from the catalog to a (relatively) local bookstore and seeing if it’s something they would be interesting in carrying. They have other things besides books, including puzzles, etc. If I did it as a diy kit, that would make it very easy.
This turned out great! My granddaughters are avid readers. My oldest granddaughter, who is 11, just published her first book. Of course I was one of the first to order and get it autographed:-). I’m so proud of her. Her writing was well done (of course I’m biased). I NEED to make one of these for them.
I’d recommend making samples (like a tab and insert piece that is duplicated) before printing the whole thing. I used PG maple, and the fit was so close I’d have given up if it wasn’t a gift for someone else.
I’m doing another (from the same designer) using an off-brand walnut that is a perfect fit. I don’t think it’s an issue between PG and non-PG; all my PG stock is older and likely has absorbed enough moisture to affect the tolerances.
i think DIY bundles are a great way to go. R is really excited to get the next nook; he will put it together himself. It’s better than a jigsaw puzzle!
I’m not sure what you mean by this. That would be a wise idea to do though, once I know what you mean!
@rvogt, that is awesome! When we were pastoring we hosted a singing family for one Sunday, and one of their daughters had three books published before she was 15. One of them, “The Penny Pincher” was nominated for a “Christy Award.” We bought all three of her books and I was indeed impressed with how someone so young could write such amazing stories as she did.