Over a year ago, I bought a beautiful book stand at an antique store and brought it home to have Bryce "tweak it a bit." Unfortunately, I know what I like, but I don't always know if something is in good shape or not and this bookstand was most assuredly not! Only when I got home, and Bryce really examined it, did I understand that there were multiple fixes (someone had done more harm than good in their own fixing!) and that they were not necessarily straight forward.
It took a year of occasionally messing around with it, and my father-in-law making a special wood screw, but I came down recently to find the bookstand waiting for me! I love this stand an unnatural amount. I use it to hold my cookbooks while cooking and it is simply perfect for the job. Plus, it's beautiful and that's always a win-win.