Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Sewing Machine Drawer Book Ends

June 6th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
9 users recommend

So here's the latest creation from the garage.  I have a gabillion vintage water skis that I'm constantly figuring ideas for, just like the beer and soda bottle opening station I released recently. This creation features parts from a vintage water ski and a couple of modified parts from some antique Singer sewing machine drawers.  Functional in more than one way.  Store those little, loose knick knacks sitting on the table (remote controls) or in the bookshelf inside the sewing machine drawers.   Did I forget to mention all the yardsticks and measuring sticks!?!  You know me, I've got to add them somewhere.  They are so much fun to look at and they add so much architecture to each piece. The size of each book end is 9" tall, 6.5" wide and 8.75" deep.  So they are plenty big enough to hold several books together.  For larger books, you can add a few, small rubber stick-on feet to grip even better.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (8)

gadgetsponge writes: Thanks so much my friends! Always a pleasure to hear from the gang. And yes, I try to keep my large supply of yardsticks in full stock. I never know when I might need a ton of them for a project. Haha! Posted: 5:51 am on June 11th
suewhitney writes: Yet another winner, winner, chicken dinner from you!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:35 am on June 11th
JunkArchitect writes: WoW! It's another fun details. You must have an endless supple of yardsticks.


Posted: 6:25 pm on June 8th
CottageElements writes: Brian, you must have storage sheds full of supplies! You are truly a master of your craft! Or have I already told you that??? I just am amazed at all you projects. Great job for sure!

Lani Posted: 9:01 pm on June 7th
MacNTrash writes: Great idea. Well done !!!!! Posted: 7:25 am on June 7th
snelson4778 writes: Very creative as usual! I really like the use of the drawers in the bookends good place to keep small post-it notes to mark places if needed. Great job as usual! Posted: 5:32 pm on June 6th
chippingcharm writes: FUN! Love it...glad you added the yardsticks, one of your "signatures" for sure!! Posted: 1:43 pm on June 6th
georgiamoon writes: Brian,
You did a great job with these. I love the way they "stair-step" down with the books in the middle.
Georgia Posted: 1:17 pm on June 6th
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