Shot From a Cannon Bookends

Bring a big top-worthy touch to your bookshelf with this set of handmade cannon bookends.
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Eric Gross

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You never know how your newest novel will end. Capture this suspenseful surprise with these quirky metal bookends, handmade in Kentucky by Eric Gross. A brave silhouette is launched over your latest reads, lending a classic circus staging to your bookcase. Handmade in Kentucky.

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Made in Kentucky

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Eric Gross

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Kentucky

Eric Gross grew up on a small family farm, where there always seemed to be some piece of equipment in need of maintenance or repair. He developed the basic skills of metal working from his father and grandfather, spending countless hours in their old white barn, watching them work.

Eric chose to study mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put his knowledge of materials and machinery to good use. He eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use his metalworking skills and equipment to create original, whimsical, and functional items for the home.

Read the Q&A with Eric on our blog.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Item ID
24633

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SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (16)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (13)
  • Office (13)
  • Living room (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (7), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (7), Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (4)

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4.0

What a Blast!

By 

from Salt Lake city, UT

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Conversation piece
  • Great Quality
  • Handy
  • Unique

Cons

  • A Little Pricey

Best Uses

  • Book Ends
  • Decoration
  • Show Piece

Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

This gift really made a bang! It's beautiful, functional, unique, and totally made his day! He originally was going to use it for book ends, but later changed to just display it in his living room for conversation.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

I can't help but smile every time I see it

By 

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Perfect Gift
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

    I bought these bookends for our pastor's birthday. They arrived on time, they are heavy and well made. Every time I looked at them, I couldn't help but smile. Our pastor loved them as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Better than a real circus act

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    from Portland, OR

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great fun
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Excellent Display
      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

      My son writes children's books, so this is perfect for him to display his books! He's gonna love this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      cannon shot

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      from Washington, DC

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 1 Of A Kind
      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Na

      Best Uses

      • Book Ends
      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

      Used as bookends to hold my Civil War DVDs. Where it is placed, it casts a shadow on my wall reflecting a man being shot from a cannon. Perfect!!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt and product arrived in great condition.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      A well made design &, well, whimsical !

      By 

      from El Paso, Texas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

        A great gift for the den for those of us that really don't actually need anything. Brings a smile to your face when you look at it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        A Big Hit!

        By 

        from Maryland

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Fun
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere There Are Books
          • Gifts
          • Library
          • Living Room
          • Office

          Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

          We have a small collection of unique bookends, and had to add this one to the collection as soon as we saw it. The bookends are heavier than we were led to believe by other reviews. The bookends are beautifully made, and, are best used with a few books between each one, or the illusion of the man being shot out of the cannon could be lost. Actually, we purchased all four sets of bookends offered by the artist. What fun!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          BOOM!

          By 

          from Lynchburg, VA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Office

            Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

            These bookends are unique and beautifully designed. I have this set of bookends lighted from behind so they visually pop when entering my office. They look better with just a few books between them and be prepared to give them the room they deserve when in place since each end extends out much more than traditional bookends. I could not be more delighted.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Good & fun

            By 

            from Olympia, WA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room

              Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

              Got this for my nephew, and he really likes it (as do his parents). One thing to note is that these are best with a few books, not a whole bunch.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              Such a fun, functional piece!

              By 

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Living Room
                • Office

                Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

                I gave this as a gift to a very dear friend that seemed genuinely delighted when he opened the box. It makes a great gift that's more than just an ordinary token of appreciation towards someone.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                5.0

                HITS THE TARGET!!!

                By 

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Office

                  Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

                  I told my husband this is what is going to happen to him if he doesn't shape up! Seriously, these bookends are too funny and a great gift for someone with a sense of humor (my husband). He loved them and I do too!

                  They are also very well constructed and are made in the good old U.S.A.!!!

                  I'll be purchasing these again for gifts.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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