So if you need a recipe/pattern/story book stand like me, gather your Materials from your J Collection (J is for junk.) in your basement. How do I know you have been curating a J Collection in your basement? Go figure.
1 Large USPS priority mail box
1 Roll duct tape
1 At least 6 inch long of 1/2 inch dowel
3 Sticky back velcro dots
2 11 inch long of 3/16 inch dowels As long as the stand's height)
2 Wood pegs (approx. 1 1/4 inch tall and 3/16 inch wide, looks like a nail) (shown in last picture above)
2 6 inch by 10 inch metal sheets (optional)
1 Round magnet of approx. 5/8 inch diameter (optional) (shown in last picture above)
1 Approx. 8 1/2 inch long stick magnetic strip of 1/2 inch wide (optional) (shown in last picture above)
Follow the following steps. In less than 1 hour, you'll have the book stand you have been needing for years. If I can do it, anybody can do it. Nothing is hard or takes long once it's started.
Step 1: Cut the Cardboard for the Book
Open the book and lay in the center of the cardboard with the bottom end of the book aligned with the crease of the cardboard.
Draw cuttiing lines around 3 ends of the book (two open ends and the top end).
Cut on the lines.
On the bottom end, trim along the creases on sides to the center portion of the cardboard, keep the center portion.
Step 2: Cut the Standing Cardboard Strip
Step 3: Cover the Back of the Cardboard and Standing Strip With Duct Tape
Step 4: Attach Metal Sheets
Step 5: Make Dowel Sleeve
Step 6: Attach the Standing Strip at the Top End, Secure It With More Tape
Step 7: Binding
Tape around the stand.
Fold the 4 corners.
Slash the 4 corners at the top and bottom of the center portion.
Now fold the tape down all around.
Tape any area that's bare.
Step 8: A Problem Solver
Because I used a cardboard box that had been used. The standing portion bent and wouldn't stand. That's the worst scenario for a stand, right! No worry, though. I'm a problem solver. Tape two 3/16 inch dowels to the back of standing support strip. Problem solved.
Step 9: Attach Velcro
Step 10: A Problem to Solve Again
Step 11: Demystify the Metal Sheet and Magnets
Peel off it's paper backing.
Stick it to paper or fabric (I used fabric).
Trim the extra paper (fabric).
The round magnet is used to keep one sheet of paper to the stand. The magnet strip can be moved down one line at a time. This is very helpful for people who crochet and knit with a pattern chart.
Step 12: Important Stuff
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