Step 3: Mount the Pieces

Take a moment to figure out the alignment of the pieces, then glue them down so they don't move during the drilling (DRILLING!!!!!!).

To permanently fix the pieces to their new home, first drill a hole slightly narrower than your wood screws. NOTE, don't try to drill through the plastic spacers (yes, this may have been part of the reason my drill bit got stuck...). Also, try not to run out of super glue right before your drill unglues the stacks of plastic and splits your carefully measured, cut, and sanded piece of wood in half, thus necessitating the use of more glue, which you of course don't have because you just ran out.

Once the holes are in place, you can drive your screws in (using your powered screw driver, OF COURSE).
Sorry forgot to add I love your writing style and you make me laugh
:-D Glad to hear it! I kinda write like I think, and I can never decide if that's a good or a bad thing...
but the real question is are you what you write? or is that what you eat??? I can't remember.
This is such a great idea! I am wondering if you have any ideas for making a homemade <a href="http://www.monitorsinmotion.com/products/mantis_desk_stand_for_ipad" rel="nofollow">ipad desk stand</a>. Thanks for this post.
when you side it in, yoiu should make it so it slides into a usb cable so it charges and syncs :)
Hopefully I get the iPad 3 for school :) That will mean I'll have the ONLY iPad 3 in the WHOLE school. As a bonus I will make this.<br><br>DRH
I should also note that I have a power strip between the bookshelf and the bed, so I can keep my iPad charging while it's mounted, and it slides out easily enough when I need to take it with me.
Final unsolicited comment (I swear!): I built this for a grand total of about 5 bucks. The wood was just over a buck, the sanding sponge was 3, and the screws were less than a dollar. Obviously, I had the bookstand already, as well as the hacksaw (bought to build a bike stand, which I might put up later; super glue was also leftover from this project, I believe), and I borrowed the power drill from a friend. The cards were just throwaways I had lying around.

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