iPads are thin and light, but they appear a little awkward to carry, as if they could be dropped too easily. I wanted a carry case that is light, gives more protection to the iPad, and cannot slip out of the hand.

  • Solid wood
  • Fiberboard
  • Something for a handle, like an old leather belt
  • Screws and fittings
  • Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray lacquer
  • Measure
  • Pencil
  • Table saw
  • Router and table
  • Square
  • 2 1/2 inch hole saw
  • Clamps
  • Sander
  • Drill and bit
  • Knife
  • Screwdriver

Step 1: Cut lumber

Cut two rectangles of fiberboard 8 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches. This allows for 1/4 inch rabbets in the solid stock to give a good gluing area. Cut a piece of solid wood long enough to fit around three sides of the fiberboard rectangles including some wood for making 45 degree miters at the corners. Make the solid wood 3/4 x 7/8 inch. I had some good clear red oak to use.
<p>nice job phil</p>
Thanks, Jim. This is the one I made for myself. The one on Facebook is with some 1/4 inch oak veneer plywood. The plywood is tricky because old varnish has to be removed, or it looks heavy and yellowed. If i sand just a little too much, I cut though the veneer layer. It hardly shows, but it is not what I wanted.
<p>I also bought a case from Amazon with great quality and it's 360 Degree rotating stand case. I can use my iPad in landscape and stand view ;) I think it's called Minisuit Orbit 360 Rotating Stand Case for Apple iPad Devices</p>
I just looked at those. It is good if it does what you need. As I mentioned, I wanted something rugged with a handle on it that keeps me from dropping the iPad. I am not that interested in something that causes the iPad to stand up. Thank you for looking and for commenting.
Thank you. I am glad you like. I hope you can use the idea.
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