Tablet computers, whatever the size or brand, are becoming ubiquitous and indispensable instruments for entertainment, research and job how-tos. The kitchen is a prime example of a spot where it can be crucial to see how to do something just as it needs to be carried out. Where this stand comes in that is.
Sure, cover-stand blends can be purchased online, but it’s ideal to have some thing you know is sturdy and is in a fantastic angle for viewing. And as all cooks know, there’s some pride in creating something.
And, if you’re still old school in regards to reference stuff, you can place a cookbook on this stand for precisely the exact same effect.
Measuring 12 inches (a little more than 10 inches high in the angle displayed), 91/4 inches wide and approximately 8 inches deep, this stand can fit on a small space in the kitchen or on a desk.
It can accommodate 10-inch tablets both vertically and horizontally, along with the 7-inch versions. Plus, you can change in a publication or perhaps a printout of a recipe if necessary.
Handsaw, miter saw or circular saw for cutting the partsPair of 18-inch or bigger clampsHammer
Materials1-by-2-by-2 plank 1-by-3-by-2 board1-by-10-by-2 board4d complete nails (9)#16 by 11/4-inch brads (3)For a painted version, use something such as poplar or alder. With something such as walnut, go for a version that is stained. You can use #16 by 11/2-inch brads instead of the ones listed above. You will also want some wood glue, paint and primer (or stain and polyurethane), paintbrushes and rags.
The stand you see here has been left natural and is made of poplar.
Cut the panel into 12 inches from the 1-by-10. Utilize Figure 1 as a guide for cutting 45-degree miters on two sides. This is going to be the top end of this panel.
Cut the lip in the 1-by-2 into 91/4 inches and use Figure 2 as a guide for cutting 45-degree miters on 2 sides.
Position the panel and lip as shown in Figure 3. Use the rest of the part of this 1-by-2 for a spacer when placing the panel. Apply glue to the edge with no miter cuts on the lip. Attach it with 4d finish nails. Clamping the parts in place will make this step easier.
From the 1-by-3, cut two legs using Figure 4 for a guide. Cut each part one at a time, making sure to maintain the long region of the board farthest away from the saw.
The angle on these legs is 30 degrees. You are able to adjust as required, but keep in mind the lower the angle, the more vertical the holder will endure.
From the rest of the piece of 1-by-2, cut the brace to 53/4 inches long. Utilize Figure 5 for a guide for positioning the brace 3/4 inch from among those long points on the thighs. Make sure you apply glue to the ends of the brace. Clamp everything in place and attach the brace with 4d nails.
Position the groove and leg assembly as shown in Figure 6, 6 inches from the end of the panel with the lip attached. Apply glue to the face of the brace and the ends of their legs and attach them with #16 by 11/4-inch brads.
Sand any rough edges and corners as wanted. It’s possible to adjust the side of this project to fulfill specific size needs by altering the dimensions of the panel along with the lip. Just make certain to coordinate with the lip into the width of this panel.
It is also possible to add a piece of molding or a square dowel to the top face of the lip. Just keep in mind that this will restrict the thickness of the pill or publication that can fit on the stand.
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