Walnut iPad Dock

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Project by brentmc79 posted 01-11-2011 05:25 PM 2024 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first hard wood project. Previously I had only worked with the crappy pine/whiteboard that you get from Lowe’s or Home Depot. I picked up a 4×4x16” turning block of what I believe to be Walnut. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what it was. I took it home, ripped it down, and just started making something without any real plan.

What I ended up with was this iPad Dock. I say dock because you can thread a sync cable through it, allowing the iPad to charge/sync while its sitting in the stand. I really like the heft and density of this wood, and the look of the grain.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 05:36 PM

First all, A Big Welcome to the Greatest Web Site around!

Nice job and congrats on your first hardwood project.

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 08:52 PM

How stable is the stand? Great work.

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 08:59 PM

It weighs almost 2lbs, so its very stable. I hope this isn’t against the rules or anything, but here’s a link to the Etsy listing that I have for it: walnut iPad dock

Also, here’s another one (not walnut) that I made for a friend:

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 06:43 PM

In my opinion, this is certainly prettier than the pine one you made for your friend.

I’m also curious about the stability of actually setting an iPad up in it? In your Etsy photo, you only show an iPhone or iPod (not sure which it is, although it doesn’t really matter). It looks like you’ve got the right angle on there, but the wood isn’t very deep as far as stability is concerned.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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