"River stone" iPad stand

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Project by Bryan Holmes posted 11-07-2012 07:47 PM 2209 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making these iPad stands to fill a personal need for a functional, low profile, stand for my desk. My two requirements were that it had to work well to support the iPad in both landscape or portrait modes, and it had to look nice which to me meant using wood!

They were an instant hit at home, the wife and both of my daughters use them constantly, I’ve also given a few to friends, family and co-workers.

The first batch was made in spruce, mainly because I had some lumber hanging around from a remodel of my home and I do get a kick out of repurposing wood.

With my second run (also spruce) I’ve been experimenting with different types of finishes and hope to find some really cool colors while still keeping that “zen” look and feel.

Looking forward I think I’d like to try a few different types of wood, possibly some exotics, any suggestions, or comments are always welcome.

-- Bryan, Maryland,,,

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 07:52 PM

These have “Etsy” and “Holiday gift” written all over them.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 07:55 PM

Very cute. You should do well with them.

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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 08:11 PM

That is so cute. That must be sturdy because iPad might can’t stand on there. :)

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 09:44 PM

It’s a good thing that you are able to balance the contemporary and the conventional!
Brings me smile.
Excellent idea.

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 09:57 PM

Nice organic curves!

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 01:29 AM

Simple and well executed. I love the rounded oval shapes. Good job!
- Jay

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 03:42 AM

Thank you all for the kind words! I truly appreciate it!

-- Bryan, Maryland,,,

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 05:17 PM

Original and striking in it’s simplicity. I think they’re great.

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#9 posted 11-09-2012 05:12 AM

Very discreet but efficient

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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