Our two sons are grown and we live thousands of miles from one another. When one of them saw my post about Roubo bookstands, he asked that I make two from a single board, one for him and one for his big brother. I happened to have a piece of figured walnut that I had been saving for something special. Although somewhat small, I had already decided to size them for e-readers/tablet computers anyway. I am pleased with how they turned out.
These are special to me. My sons are both bibliophiles and I know they will use them. More than that, they maintain closeness. My son asked that I sign them, something I have never done. Years ago, my wife gave me a small branding iron of my initials that I haven't used until now. You have to look for them--they're inside the front leg facing backwards--but they're there.