How to Make an Easy Ipad/ Book Stand

Needed a cheap and easy Ipad/ book stand.
so I came up with this design.

HERE'S an updated version of this instructable-
-Two 8" x 8 1/2" pieces of scrap wood
- Two hinges 8 screws (should come with the hinges)
- string
- Two Screws to use as holding pegs
- hot glue gun
-wood sander
-safety glasses
-Wood saw

Step 1: Cutting the Wood With Coping Saw

Step 2: Sanding the Pieces

I used  rough grain sand paper and smooth grain sand paper.

Step 3: Screwing in the Hinges

I used the drill to make a small hole before screwing in the hinges.

Step 4: Holding Pegs

so now that you have the hinges on, you can screw in your holding pegs to the width of the book or your ipad.

Step 5: Gluing on the String So That the Stand Doesn't Open Up Too Far.

Step 6: And Now You're Finished

here is what your finished product should look like.



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    5 years ago on Step 6

    This looks pretty sturdy. Good job! The only thing I would recommend is to put nylon sleeves, or shrink tubing, or short sections of vinyl fish tank tubing on the screws holding the pad to prevent marring the edge of the pad.

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    5 years ago

    I will be coming out with new add ons for the iPad/ book stand so be sure to come check it out!