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shot from a cannon bookends

by Eric Gross $65.00
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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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Handmade
Item ID
24633
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Notes
Care: wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • the maker
Eric Gross

Eric Gross

Metal has always been a part of Eric's life. Growing up on a small family farm 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 the old white barn, watching them work.

When it was time to leave the nest, Eric chose to study Mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put to good use his knowledge of metals and machinery.

Eric eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use the metal working equipment to make small, handmade household goods. He designed bookends and various other items for his friends. The decision was then made to start selling these items. Tens of thousands of sales later, Eric continues to design original, whimsical, and functional items for the handmade market. collection

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SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (15)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (13)
  • Office (13)
  • Living room (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Self (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (6), Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (4)

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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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Better than a real circus act

    By 

    from Portland, OR

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    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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      cannon shot

      By 

      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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A well made design &, well, whimsical !

      By 

      from El Paso, Texas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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          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

            Comment on this review

             
            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

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              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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Quirky

                  By 

                  from St. Charles

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Office

                    Comments about SHOT FROM A CANNON BOOKENDS:

                    Great gift idea. I look for unique items to give as gifts. This is a perfect gift for a college student.

                    • 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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