In this instructable I am going to be making a knife stand in the shape of my home state, Texas.
Step 1: Materials
Scrap wood(I'm using pine, anything will work)
Step 2: Cut Out Piece to Shape
I already have a template since I made a coaster in the shape of Texas a year or so ago. All you have to do is trace and cut out on the bandsaw to get the desired shape.
Step 3: Cut Base
I using a plywood as my base. Trace out rectangular pattern and cut out. You can cut the base in any shape but square edges will work a lot better.
Step 4: Sand
Sand all the edges except the bottom of Texas in order to attach it to the base.
Step 5: Attach Base
To attach the base I am using wood glue but you could use nails, screws or a combo of glue and those too.
Step 6: Finish Sand
Sand any dried glue, rough edges, pencil marks or blemishes on the wood.
Step 7: Stain
For a more finished look you can stain or paint the wood. Since I am going to put this in my closet I am just going to leave the wood plain.
Step 8: Test and Show Off!
There you go! Now you have a Texas bookend to show off and keep books from falling over! Thanks for looking at my instructable!