Introduction: Tablet Stand for Recipes

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This is a Valentine's Day gift for my girlfriend who uses her tablet to view recipes while cooking.

Step 1: Cut the Wood

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Obtain wood strips and cut to length. I picked up these hardwood strips for free from craigslist.

Step 2: Glue Strips

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Glue the strips together and clamp.

Step 3: Plane the Plank

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Use a planer to roughly level the surfaces.

Step 4: Sand the Surfaces

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Use a belt sander or hand sanding block to fine tune the surfaces.

Step 5: Square the Ends

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Saw the ends to a 90 degree angle.

Step 6: Cut a Shelf Piece

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Cut a shelf piece from the end of the plank.

Step 7: Hand Sand

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Hand sand the plank and shelf with progressively finer sandpaper.

Step 8: Glue the Shelf

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Glue the shelf to the plank and clamp.

Step 9: Cut a Stand Support

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Cut a stand support and an anchor from the leftover wood.

Step 10: Drill Support Pieces

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Drill a hole in the center of the anchor and a corresponding hole in the end of the stand support. Then sand the pieces with progressively finer sandpaper.

Step 11: Glue the Stand

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Fasten the stand support to the anchor with a bolt and wingnut. Glue the anchor to the stand so the stand support is center and flush with the bottom of the plank.

Step 12: Apply Polyurethane

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Remove the bolt and stand support. Apply a first coat of polyurethane to all the pieces.

Step 13: Sand

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Sand lightly with 220-320 grit paper.

Step 14: Apply a Second Coat of Polyurethane

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Apply a second coat of polyurethane to the tablet holder.

Step 15: Complete

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Comments

dancingstar (author)2016-04-05

Very cool! The wood is beautiful!

sunshiine (author)2016-02-03

I have been wanting to make me something very similar to this. This is beautiful and I am sure your girlfriend will appreciate and love this. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day with your girlfriend~

sunshiine~

wold630 (author)2016-02-02

Beautiful work! Nice directions and photos!!

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