How to Make a Cookbook Stand


Cookbooks can hold treasured and valued recipes, but cooking can be messy. A cookbook lying on its back is susceptible to being ruined by spills. A cookbook holder can protect against spills and allow you to read the recipe off the page without having to touch the book with messy hands. Making a cookbook holder is easy and can be done in a matter of an hour or so.

Step 1

Take two of the pieces of wood and put them together in an L-shape, using wood glue or the nails to hold them.

Step 2

Take the third piece of wood, and glue it or nail it down to create a U-shape.

Step 3

Stain or paint the wood pieces.

Step 4

Set the wood pieces to dry.

Step 5

Place your opened cookbook inside the U-shaped cookbook holder.

Things You'll Need

  • Small pieces of wood (9" x 3" x 3"), found at a hardware store
  • Wood glue or a hammer and thin, short nails
  • Wood stain or paint
Keywords: cookbook, woodwork, cooking
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