When it comes to an iPad stand (making one, buying one or adapting something), the possibilities are endless if only for the simple plainness of the function. Your iPad can be propped up in so many different ways.
But when you've decided on wood, I think it comes down to sculptural form, proportions and wood species (color, grain, texture) in addition to the basic holding functionality. Otherwise it's just a block of wood (if not cradle, frame, easel, hanger, ledger, arm or whatever complexity). I saw the one made by drbakker
here (as well as those commercially sold). This is my attempt. This is my first upload.
I enjoy elegant and simple things. My personal requirements also include fitting inside a small bag, being low cost (or free), being attractive and being very durable. This docking stand is home made for my own use with no profit motive so feel free to help yourself in "borrowing" my ideas.