I made this bookstand as a donation for a silent auction next month benefiting the local breast cancer unit. It is a copy of one at Monticello, Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Va. It allows you to have up to 5 open books at one time and it turns 360 degrees. Jefferson is given credit for its invention by some, others say he merely improved on an older French design. I used General Finishes Jel stain and a coat of Jeff Vandenberg’s wax.