Kitchen iPad Stand

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Project by drmfreek posted 05-14-2014 12:50 PM 2557 views 21 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I noticed my wife has been using the iPad for recipes lately, which resulted in a lot of seeing the iPad laying on the counter. That wasn’t the best angle for use, and also meant that there was a good chance of it being in the ‘line of fire’. I decided to glue up some pieces from WoodCraft’s cutting board rack, to give it a little more look than just a single color.

Her iPad has a case, but I wasn’t sure if it would be the same case in the future, so I wanted to make the opening adjustable. In the last photo you can see the hidden slots for moving the carriage, which can be tightened with the maple knob on the back.

It was nice to make something on its own that was a little free-form, very few dimensions were set in stone.

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 01:10 PM

This is the best iPad Stand I’ve seen to date.

Thanks for sharing, my mother needs one for this very reason.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 01:32 PM

Nice job on a good looking stand. How does the tightening mechanism work?

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 01:34 PM


The wood knob has a brass threaded insert for a screw that rides in a slot in the bottom piece. It doesn’t need to move far, so you can’t see it in the photo.

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 02:56 PM

Awesome, very nice project.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 03:03 PM

I like it and can see it in my future todo list

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 05:16 PM

Very nice.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#7 posted 05-15-2014 12:19 AM

This is great! I would use it in a heartbeat!

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#8 posted 05-15-2014 06:16 AM

Nice! Very clever to “future-proof” it.

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 07:43 AM

Great concept.
Thanks for posting.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#10 posted 05-15-2014 08:24 AM

Very cool. Might have to do that thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-15-2014 05:45 PM

You never know where you might need Ipad stand

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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