After being featured with my iPad DODO / moleskin bookstyle case which I initially made for "on the go", I thought that due to the shape and design of the iPad it would be cool to just have a silicone skin for it for home-usage (I didn't want to go without a skin as I'm pretty afraid to dent or scratch the iPad's aluminum back). But with all the dust collecting on the iPad's screen I wanted some kind of a case where I could just slip it in so it's protected from dust and the occasional "bump" on the living room side table.
So I came up with a pretty easy, straight forward wooden box. I love the woods texture and looks. Making this case took up somewhat around an afternoon (if all steps are carried out in one day and if you just use basic tools like I did).
Alternatives to the design could include different colored wood types stacked together, an opening in the top cover so that the case could also be used as a picture frame.....
Just let your imagination run wild :-)
Like always, this instructable requires working with tools, so don't hurt yourself.
If you get hurt during the process of making this case according to my instructable, I'm not liable for any damage to yourself or your device for which you create the case.
Step 1: Tools and supplies
- Band saw (I used this one at work to get straight cuts for the front and back of the case)
- Hand saw with a miter jigg
- Knife (scalpel, cutter)
- Steel ruler or any other ruler with a steel edge for cutting
Supplies (You should be able to get most of it at your local home improvement store):
- Thin sheets of wood for the front and back (The kind of wood kids use with a hack saw)
- Rectangular wooden strip (The height should be about 2cm depending on how much thickness your silicone case adds to the iPad. I didn't care too much about thickness, I just picked what seemed ok in terms of the proportion to the height.)
- Fake suede lining (not shown)
- Strong all purpose glue
- Wood glue