Lightweight book rest

Project  / Project number: 5/BA/06 2008  /  Status:


The challenge

Lightweight book restPraful is paralysed from the neck down and wanted to be able to read books and magazines.

A book rest was constructed using 6mm plywood. The part for holding the book was raised high enough to place the book in front of the client’s eyes. Apart from the hinges, all the joints are glued and the wood was finished in walnut varnish. The whole unit can be folded flat for storage. To reduce the weight, two large holes were cut out of the base panel.

Praful is now able to read independently, which also means less work for his wife.