Picture frame bookends

Picture frame bookends

A few weeks ago over on FacebookDale Weinke posted a picture of a cool little pair of bookends that double as picture frames.

I thought they were very clever so I decided to make a pair myself. I made mine using a series of curves and changed the frame itself to a simple circle. Adding a rigid piece of aluminum under each base adds to its stability.

If you would like to make a pair of these, here is a full-sized template you can download.



  1. How do you stick the paper guides to the wood? What paper is it and what tape is used to keep the wood pieces together during the sanding?

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