There has been quite a lot of videos on YouTube about making bookends.
The whole bookends thing was started by
Jack Houweling, who approached a number of woodworkers on YouTube, including me,
about us all making a project building bookends and uploading them the same day.
I couldn't think of a take on bookends that was both interesting and practical,
so Being the Curmudgeon that I am, I declined the invitation.
But eight other YouTubers (as far as I know) did prepare and publish a video
making Bookends on April 11 (2014). See below:
by Jay Bates
This is one of those love it or hate it projects.
I turned a few pallet slats into a set of ...
And then there were even more bookends....
Those eight videos on making bookends inspired a few more woodworkers,
who weren't part of the initial bunch, to make their own videos on making bookends.
with so many videos, I was finally inspired by my own angle on making bookends,
so I made a video.
To me, a bookends are useless decorative knickknacks. My problem is not
that my shelves have too much room so the books fall over. The problem is that I have
too many books for the shelves. So a pair of bookends is the last thing that
I need. Usefulness of an object, or at least having a personal use for it,
is an important factor for any project that I do. Unless I can make it funny,
in that case, it doesn't have to be useful!