Art Nouveau Bookstand

Flowing, organic lines are a hallmark of the Art Nouveau style. We’ve incorporated these details into this bookstand, along with plenty of traditional woodworking.

Because the Art Nouveau style was popular only for a short peroid, it’s not often seen. The Art Nouveau style is defined by flowing, organic lines that would often make tight or drastic turns. The details of this bookstand embrace that style. Take a look at the stretchers and aprons. They all have an organic, curving shape to them and this same shape is carried over to the drawer front. The legs feature a gentle flare at the foot that anchors the stand to the ground. A bullnose molding wraps the stand case to tie the legs to the top. As much as I like the romance of having a large, old book resting on the bookstand ready to have its pages flipped, I recognize that not everyone has a use for a bookstand. For that reason, we’ve designed the actual bookstand to be separate from the base. This way, you can turn the bookstand into an eye-catching side table or plant stand.

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  • 14 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 45 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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