My brother has been hard at work making book presses again. He’s got 2 done, and they are very nice. I’ve actually been able to physically handle them and stress test them this time. And I must say they are eve nicer than the one he made me! I particularly like the simple oil finish on these.
The press bed measures 8×11 and delivers enormous even pressure across the entire surface. The press will hold a 7-inch stack of books. Allen (my brother) has reinforced these presses with steel rod along the sides. This allows for more pressure from wood than is normal. All the guts are hidden away inside the wood so all you see is beautiful Maine grown wood. All the pieces are sanded smooth for a beautiful finish and a superior feel in your hands. He’s built this thing to last a lifetime of use.
It’s listed on ebay here!