Ipad Stand Tutorial…

A few months ago Kent made  a fantastic Spalted Maple Ipad Stand.

Spalted Maple Ipad Stand cynthiaweber.com

It has been so handy especially on the kitchen counter while cooking. 

On Saturday I posted a photo on Facebook and got such a great response we decided to do a DIY post about them.

So here you go…

How to Make an Ipad Stand…
The Weberized Version…

Ipas stand with stripes tutorial cynthiaweber.com


The finished size is around 8″ long x 4″ wide and about 2.5″ high.

Kent started by planing a piece of maple.

DIY Ipad Stand Tutorial cynthiaweber.com
If you don’t have a planer you could use a palm sander or sandpaper.

He then cut the board into 8″ lengths.

Ipad Stand tutorial cynthiaweber.com

 To get the slot that holds the ipad you need a table saw set at a 45 degree angle. 

 Set the fence to 5″ and make your first pass. Set the blade to cut about 1″ into the wood. 

 Gradually slide the fence over with each pass to make the slot wider. 

 Kent had the ipad handy to check the fit. About five passes worked well for him. 

 He moved the fence over a 1/16″ aprox. with each pass.


Ipad Stand Tutorial from cynthiaweber.com

A final sand…

Kent stained a few with Danish Oil and I primed and painted two for a different look.


ipad stand Pin It cynthiaweber.com

I wanted them folky and cute…


Pin It ipad stand tutorial


Ipas stand with stripes tutorial cynthiaweber.com

Beachy freehand stripes seemed just right…


Ipad stand covered in Wallpaper cynthiaweber.com

Kent also tried one with a scrap of oak that was only 1 1/4″ thick and it seems to work also.

That one I wallpapered as an experiment.

It will be nice for in the office.


DIY Ipad Stands. Tutorial from cynthiaweber.com


Spalted Maple Ipad Stand cynthiaweber.com


Now this last one would not be quite as easy to make but I wanted to include it because I think it is truly beautiful…

checkerboard Ipad Stand from CynthiaWeber.com

Kents checkerboard effect was created with birds-eye maple and black walnut… I want a whole countertop in it!  Oh, what a good idea… 


Send me a pic or two if you make your own version… I would love to see what you come up with!

We will be taking orders for the Spalted Maple Ipad stands… e-mail if you would like to place an order. 

 For those of you who like to Pin to DIY boards… Please “Pin away”

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  1. Wood all the way for me too! I love, love the last one! The contrast of the woods and birds-eye, very nice! I would love to have a tour of your shop one day! Oh and get a feed of some maple too! 😉 not asking for much am I? As usual, you two produce the coolest stuff!

    Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.

  2. Those are pretty nice. Although, we don’t have a wood planer at our house. Not sure how we’d make ’em. You’ve got a handy husband.

  3. I love the pure wood ones, sweet and simple! Great job

  4. My goodness…you two are a pair. Is there anything you can’t do? I don’t think so. I want one!!!!

  5. Pretty smart! I love the natural wood ones….there is something about rustic and techy sleek being paired together that I love.

  6. They all look great Cynthia, what a handy guy you’ve got there too!

    • Hi Heather,
      Yes, Kent is pretty handy to have around! We have a great time working on these projects together!

  7. My favorite is the maple one on the sideboard. That painting is beautiful BTW! Is it one of your uncle’s? I have seen his work on your shop.

    • Hi Anne,
      Yes, that is one of my uncle Pete’s paintings. He is wonderful and so is his work, we feel very lucky to be able to offer it in our online shop!

  8. These are lovely. I’ve seen a couple done online, but I love how yours are thicker and the way you decorated them.
    Debbie :)

  9. That is so creative! What a great idea! I love that it can be personalized!

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