Mister Standman Music Stands
& Book Stands

Since 1989
Proudly Handcrafted &
Made in Idaho - USA
in over 75 different designs
and Yes....still made in America...........

Book Stand Information Page

Adjustable book stand -$ 195 - $ 255           Stationary dictionary stand - $165 -$205
Prices reflect on which design you choose...... we have over 75 different designs
and any of those designs can be made into a book stand see below for details
or email me for price quote.......

There are two ways to order the desktop bookstand.
An adjustable version ( click for more information)
like the picture on the left or a stationary fixed angle version like the
picture on the right.   If your using the desk stand for a very large heavy
dictionary or book the stationary desk book stand is recommend
See below for more information on both desktop book stands......
The desk top dictionary/book stand can be ordered in any of the book frame
styles that Mister Standman offers including the above Column stand frame
pictured above on the left or click here to see all the selections.....

The stationary fixed book stand in the regular size frame of
12 1/2 " x 22" length is $ 165.00 for the plain solid back design.
You can also order the stand in a smaller or larger size to  fit your book
10" height by 17"lengtth ?? or   11" height by 15" length ??
(Since each stand is still handmade by
Mister Standman in Idaho,  He can make any size frame to fit
your book.   So, if your book is say 16" tall by 26" opened across
I would add a inch around it making the frame
17 " tall by 27 " across..    I've made stands for books that
were 24" tall by 34 " across ,, very BIG books !! )

Just  let me know the size of the book....
Its $ 195.00 and up if you want a fancy lyre
pattern or one of the other designs.
If you want the larger frame size of 14" x 24" add $ 25.00 or more
depending on the size you want ..
We sell by the way more of the stationary book desk stands than
the adjustable type......

The adjustable book holder desk stand is $ 195.00 for the solid back design
and $ 235.00 for the fancy lyre pattern or one of the other designs.....

If you want the full standing version book stand
click here for more information

Stationary Desk Stand Info

Stationary desk stand in a 30 degree angle - Modern Classic version

Frame Sizes.......

This book frame or desk size is    12 1/2" height  x 22 " length
and most dictionaries should fit on the 12.5 " x 22" frame...
The tray where the book sits is 2 1/2 " and can be made larger.........
 Mister Standman can make the frame larger like say 14" x 24"
to accommodate larger books.  I can go larger than that if necessary just ask.....
Since each stand is still handmade by
Mister Standman in Idaho,  He can make any size frame to fit
your book.   So, if your book is say 16" tall by 26" opened across
I would add a inch around it making the frame
17 " tall by 27 " across..    I've made stands for books that
were 24" tall by 34 " across ,, very BIG books !!
We can also go smaller  10 " x 15" ?
Everything is handmade by me so any size is possible - just ask

The music/book stand lip or tray where the books rests is 2 1/4 "
but can also be made larger for bigger books up to 3  3/4 ".

Note :::       the bigger the tray though the harder it is to see
words at the bottom of the book when at a 30 - 45 degree angle..
The tray basically gets in the way of the sight of vision  because its
sticking out to much.. You only need a tray that is really about 1/2 the
size of the book closed - so a 4 inch book a 2 1/4 inch tray is sufficient

How to choose a book stand angle

On the stationary desktop book stand we use wedges cut at angles like the picture
on the left.  The first one is at a 75 degree and is commonly use for setting on top
of pianos since the tilt is almost vertical.  The second on is 60 degrees and
is usually used for a book stand angel.  The third is about 30 degrees and
is also used as book stand only it lies more horizontal.  We really cant go much
more horizontal since the desk stand would flop over backward if we did....
I could however put a piece in the middle to stop this if needed......

The first one on the left is a 45 degree angle.  The middle is a 60 degree angle
 The end on on the right is a 45 degree angle

30 Degrees   60 degrees   75 degrees

The 60 degree angle is the most common and most
 comfortable to read at for desk stands !!!

One way to figure out the angle you would like is to measure
the book at the angle that is best for you. In other
words take a book and slant it to a good position.  Measure the
angle of the book like the picture above.  In the picture
above the book would rest at 4 1/2 ".  That would be almost flat
though.  A good angle would be around 7 1/2 " or the angle
of the picture below.....

Book Tray Sizes......

The normal size of music shelf or tray is 2 1/4 ".
Mister Standman can make the tray longer if needed
like the 3 " tray pictured above made for a dictionary book stand
that had a 3 " dictionary book when closed.......

A lip could also be added to help keep the pages of a book from
flopping closed.....The only problem with this is that you would
have to lift the book up to turn the pages since they could
not go past the lip...This is probably fine for a book stand
but not to good for music since pages have to be turned when
you playing and there is no time to lift the book up, turn the page
and set it back down all while your bowing your violin.....
Usually a paper clip will hold the pages back just fine without the lip..

We can also drill a series of holes on both sides of the tray and supply
2 pegs that can be moved in various holes according to what size of book
you are using.  It holds the book pages back pretty good and allows you to turn
pages as well.   It does mean however you got a bunch of holes drilled in your tray
and in most cases a paper clip will work just as good to hold pages, Paper clips
everyone has.... There is a $  20.00 charge for this...

It is possible to add the extra shelf to the stationary and adjustable desk stand
The extra shelf can hold stuff like eyeglasses, pencils, cell phone , whatever ....

This frame size was 15" x 22" much larger than this little 10" dictionary
Hey....... don't laugh......thats Mister Standman's dictionary.....Remember
He is a woodworker not a English Major.......

The smaller column stand design is 12.5" x 22" is on top of the much larger
solid back in red mahogany color which is 24" x 19" ..... Yes,, we can make the frame
just about abut any size to fit your book or dictionary stand size

The dark walnut pictured in the back is 12.5" high x 22" length
The lighter oak desk stand in front was 10" high x 15" length
again...we can make any size frame ........

Felt is added to the bottom of the feet to help from scratching

"  New "

Raised Podium for your books or speaking

Book Bench for storing books

The Book bench idea came from a customer that wanted something
nice to give to a retiring judge to store his law books.. I came
up with this idea from my regular desk stand ..   It basically will hold your books
in at a angle and is made to sit on a desk.. the size is usually
13" height by 22 " length but since everything I produce is handmade
by me here in Idaho,, I can make it longer, shorter taller you name it !!


Stationary Book Stands

Probably the most popular designs are the column stand
up front , the solid back in oak and the wider bar column stand
in the back

Many different angles to choose from
The first angle on the left is at 30 degrees..the middle angle is 45 degrees
and the far right angle is at 75 degrees - usually done for piano desk stand
The 60 degree angle is the most common and most
 comfortable to read at for desk stands !!!

Any of Mister Standman's designs can be made into a desk/book stand
Modern Classic  mahogany with a paduk

Oak with a cherry swirl center - Modern Classic design
45 degree angle
You can order this desk stand in a variety of woods see the Modern Classic link above

Mission style in oak                                           Lacewood center and maple frame

Looking to store books... the desk stand can also be used to
store or display books by setting them on the stand spline out
as pictured here.  A 22 " length desk stand can hold about 10 - 15 books
we can also make the desk stand longer - 30",, 35" length or more..

More Examples.........

This book was 14" tall x 22 " when opened - just let us know your book size when
ordering and we can make the frame size to f

You can order any stand in
              over 30 different woods and color choices -click
              picture to see wood and stain color choices........

Side Views of both Adjustable and Stationary book and dictionary desk stands

Looking to store books... like at the library
this special version desk stand with the sides enclosed
to hold the books in can also be used to store or display books by
setting them on the stand spline out

Adjustable Desk book Stands

Adjustable book desk stand can adjust in 4 different places

The adjustable desk stand allows you to be able to adjust the frame to a
a angle you want.  It is also easy to swivel the the whole stand by just turing
the whole frame and base to where you want.
The frame sits about  2 1/2 inches from the base which is 14 " x 7 ".
The desk book stand like the other stands can be made in any design or
wood of choice or stained to match your furniture.  Click here to see
wood stain options.............

Natural Walnut adjustable desk stand

Aromatic cedar and maple center - Modern Classic Adjustable desk stand
$ 225.00

Adjustable desk stands also available in swivel design

        The adjustable desk book stands base is 7 1/2 "x14"   Side view of adjustable stand

Extra Storage Shelf for Adjustable book stand

You can get a larger base that can be used as a mini storage area when ordering the
adjustable book stand.  The base is 10 " wide by 18" length and leaves about
7.5 " on each side of the middle section that can store smaller books, glasses,
pencils, doughnuts, coffee cup, you name it.........
The extra storage shelf is $ 50.00

Front view and back side view.........The beautiful design frame by the way is the
Modern Classic design (click to see more examples) - birdseye maple with curly figured cherry.

SIde view of extra storage unit for the adjustable desk stand

Brass plaques available to put on desk stand
Brass plaques  $ 15.00

Full Standing Book Stand

Victorian Lyre book or music stand
Click picture to see all the styles of stands available
or click here to find out more info on book stands......

You can order the book stand in any of the styles of
stands Mister Standman has.  The full book stand
lets you have the book there for view without having
it sit on a desk like the desk stands above.  Desk stands
like the pictures below sit on a desk or table......It also let
you move it around to a spot you like versus just sitting on a table...

Mister Standman has over 45 different designs available that can be done
with the above desk top book stands
Click any of the pictures above to see all the designs......


Adjustable desk stand in natural walnut - solid back design $ 195.00        Lyre Pattern is $ 225.00

Quarter Sewn Oak adjustable desk stand

Solid back stationary stand in black lacquer can be made to sit
on top of the piano so you don't have to leave the case open..
This is Mister Standman's piano at home......
Click here or the picture for more information on Piano desk stands

Attaches to the frame with a padded clip on goodie.......
works great for a book light as well
Music Light  - $ 35.00

How big can we make it ???
The biggest one in the back is 17" x 38" length
The middle on is  18" x 30" length
The small celtic knot one is the regular size frame of 12 1/2 " x 22"
If you go larger than the 25 inch size I can't do any of the fancy
lyre patterns since the design is really only for the 25' or smaller size frame..
So you have to get just the plain solid back design......

Modern Mission style adjustable desk book stand mahogany with cherry stain

The desk stand can also work for a laptop..

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Since 1989
Proudly Handcrafted &
Made in Idaho - USA

Mister Standman Music Stands
6692 E. French Gulch Rd.
Coeur d' Alene,  Idaho  83814

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Wood music stand, conductor stands, music stands,
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