Nifty·Posted on Jan 5, 2017Spend Exactly Zero Dollars Building A Bookstand Out Of A HangerYou're amongst the learned folk, but money is, in fact, a thang.by Evan Ghang, Nifty, Emily ShwakeFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed / Nifty Why should you be forced to hold your book like a lowly peasant?! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO It's not like you're made of money and can just buy a bookstand. Make your own with a wire hanger, a pair of pliers, and 5 minutes or less. Here's how. 1. Bend the two sides of your hanger at the middle. BuzzFeed / Nifty BuzzFeed / Nifty 2. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze both ends so that the wires lay flat against each other. BuzzFeed / Nifty BuzzFeed / Nifty 3. Fold the two sides up to form a stand just wide enough to fit an open book. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed / Nifty About 1 to 1.5 inches should do the trick. 4. Fold the top of the hanger up to stand at a right angle. BuzzFeed / Nifty BuzzFeed / Nifty 5. Fold the top of the hanger to face the front. BuzzFeed / Nifty 6. Curl the top of the hanger to create a circle. BuzzFeed / Nifty 7. Fold the bottom wire up to link into the top of the hanger. BuzzFeed / Nifty BuzzFeed / Nifty 8. Prop your book up in the stand and get to flipping through that novel like the genius you are. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed / Nifty Now, you can fall asleep without losing your place or dropping your precious book on the floor. BuzzFeed / Nifty Use it for your cookbooks so that you aren't touching them with the same hands you just rolled meatballs with. BuzzFeed / Nifty Gross. Watch the full tutorial here. View this post on Facebook Facebook: video.php BuzzFeed Nifty has great stuff. Check it out.This video was inspired by Jihong Yeom.