Library Steps

The library steps shown here are 18 in (46 cm)

wide, 18 in (46 cm) deep and 30 in (76 cm) high, which is sufficient for normal requirements. Figure 533:2 shows the layout; a mortised and tenoned construction is used, with the treads not less than a full inch in thickness for a stiff hardwood such as oak. The curved rails are band-sawn out of solid stock, while the posts can be continuous and housed/dadoed, screwed and pelleted if flush with the edge of the treads (533:3). or built up of sections, grooved, mortised and tenoned together if slightly inset (533:4). Castors can be fitted but are dangerous if very free running, and it is probably safer to tip the posts with hard rubber insets or dome gliders.

533 Library steps
Library Steps Plans

534 Library steps in Zambesi redwood by Alan Peters

535 A delicate adjustable music stand in yew with ebony inlaid stringing. Designed and made by Peter Kuh

Peter Kuh Music Stand

536 A sturdy music stand/reading lectern of rippled sycamore. Designed and made by Rod Wales

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