Reader Project

Cookbook Stand


Schon from Ashburn, VA used Build Basic’s Cookbook Stand plans to build a holder for her daughter’s organizer/planner. See the steps below to get her beautifully distressed finish, and head over to our project plans to see how to build your own!

Reader Project- Cookbook Stand by


Apply wood putty to joints. Once putty is dry, sand the parts smooth.


Apply a coat of Zinsser shellac. Schon suggests hand-rubbing the shellac versus using a brush.


Apply two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, allowing dry time between coats.


Lightly distress the parts using 230-grit sandpaper, followed by 320-grit sandpaper.


Apply and buff a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax followed by a coat of Annie Sloan Dark Wax.


A HUGE thank you to Schon for sharing her beautiful project. Want your Build Basic project featured? Send photos to!

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