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.
535 A delicate adjustable music stand in yew with ebony inlaid stringing. Designed and made by Peter Kuh
536 A sturdy music stand/reading lectern of rippled sycamore. Designed and made by Rod Wales
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