iPad Display – DIY

Hey friends!

Happy Wednesday!  How many of you cook recipes off your iPad like me??  I always have mine when I am cooking in the kitchen, and I was always having to lean it up against the candy jar or coffee maker which led me to create this little guy…

DIY iPad Stand

It’s my iPad display!  It also doubles as a chalkboard when it isn’t holding my iPad for me…

iPad Holder DIY

This is SO simple to make!

Let’s make an iPad display!

This is a PERFECT beginner’s woodworking project!  I had mine made during 1 naptime… Start to finish!  Here is the wood you will need…

Wood for iPad Display

I used all whitewood or pine for my boards… They are the cheapest!  You can buy these in 4′ pieces and that gives you enough wood to make 4 of these displays.  It also makes each display cost under $3!  You can make the other 3 as gifts for friends and teachers, or you can have your friends make one with you.

You will want all of your boards cut to 10″ pieces.  Home Depot has a hand saw you can use in the store.  You can also use a simple hand saw like this one…

Or… For those of you that are ready to make LOTS of Shanty projects, Ryobi has a great compound miter saw that doesn’t break the bank a bit!

Ryobi Compound Miter Saw

Now… Once your wood is cut you attach it very simply just like this!

How to make an iPad display

Before finishing mine, I decided to sand my corners and edges a bit.  I love the finished look this gives just about anything.  All of you need to get a Ryobi Corner Cat.  This little guy is the bomb.  It has become the only tool I sand with.  It’s lightweight, easy to use and again… So cheap!

Ryobi Corner Cat Sander

Once that was done, I gave the whole display a coat of my very fav…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut

You can find it at Lowe’s!

After the stain dried (in under an hour baby) I taped a square off like this…

Painters Tape for Chalkboard

Now spray that square with 1-2 coats of this stuff…

Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint s2c

Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint

Once that dries you are set!

Here is mine in my kitchen…

Wood iPad Display

I can set it just about anywhere I need it…

ipad stand diy

Wood iPad Display DIY

iPad Display at Shanty-2-Chic.com

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DIY iPad Stand

DIY Wood iPad Stand

iPad Display DIY Wood

Hope you guys love it!  I have already put mine to use quite a bit!  Oh… And did I mention you can make these for $3 a piece?  Yah. That makes me love it even more!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I would love for you to share this and PIN it below.

Have an awesome Wednesday!  Thanks again!