Borders Book Festival Lecterns


Specially commissioned for the Borders Book Festival, I wanted the design to be striking and elegant and to show off some of the stunning wood our local area has to offer.

Sycamore and Elm is a tried and tested combination and provides great contrast and definition. I used silky, straight grained Sycamore for the legs and base and some beautiful pippy Sycamore for the top. The audience won’t get to see the top, but I hope it gives some pleasure to the speakers! Hidden behind the panel is a small drinks shelf and book pocket.



Sycamore and Burr Elm

Dimensions (mm)

600 x 500 x 1100 (w.d.h)

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Alasdair Wallace

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