Reworking the Law Books


A friend of mine, who will soon graduate from law school, requested two unique guest books to commemorate the celebration of her graduation. She sent me some old law books that she was eager to rid herself of and as I worked with them, I discovered a new process.

I found that reusing book cloth from hardbound books is fairly easy. After removing the covers from the inside pages, I carefully peeled the book cloth away from the existing book board. I removed the paper fibers stuck to the back of the cloth with a dish scrubber and water. Once the cloth was clean and dry, it was ready for reuse.

I created much smaller versions of the law books, using pages of data from the old books for the end sheets and filling the books with blank paper.

3 Responses to “Reworking the Law Books”

  1. Sabrina Says:


    They turned out awesome!! Thank you so much. You’re exceptionally talented.


  2. Jakob Says:

    This is exactly what I expected to find out after reading the title Reworking the Law Books. Thanks for informative article

  3. B. Baltimore Brown Says:

    I’d love to see some full-blown bookbinding tutorials if you’re willing to share. Or if you have suggestions on books or other sites to start with that would be fabulous too.

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