These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build a collapsible tablet stand with magnetic attachments, and adjustable viewing angle.
This project is designed to be an EASY build – no crazy joinery.
About the plans:
- Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
- Includes Imperial (U.S.) version AND Metric version!
- They also include:
- A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
- A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
- Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.
About this tablet stand:
- Dimensions: 18″ tall x 10.5″ wide (at the base) x 9″ deep (at the base)
- Dimensions (metric): 45.7cm tall x 26.7cm wide (at the base) x 22.9cm deep (at the base).
- Designed to use high quality plywood for durability and strength.
- Heavy base makes tablet very stable.
- Holds tablet at a better viewing height for hands-free tasks like reading recipes (or looking at plans in the shop 😉).
- Magnets help keep tablet secure.
- It is fully collapsible and can pack flat via easy knobs – no tools required.
Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw (or Table Saw Sled, hand saw, etc.)
- 23 Gauge Pin Nailer (Recommended, but not strictly necessary, you could use other fasteners)
- Drill (and/or a Drill Press, preferably) with the following bits: 1/4″, 5/16″, 5/16-18 thread tapping, and 1″ fortsner, 3″ hole saw (or some other way to cut a 3″ hole).
- For the metric version, you’ll need these bits: 6mm, 8mm, M8 x 1.25 thread tapping, 10mm, 25mm forstner, 75mm hole saw bit (or some other way to cut a 75mm hole).
- Sander/Sandpaper/File (a jigsaw or coping saw could also help for the larger sanding operations, like the large radii in the corners).
- Hacksaw or Angle Grinder, and Flat file
Because this is a digital product, no refunds are allowed.
Gregory Lehr (verified owner) –
I downloaded these plans for my ipad to use on zoom plans were very detailed and clear to read my first attempt i used 3/4 inch birch plywood only because i had it it’s to big and it doesn’t look good. 2nd attempt used 1/2 birch plywood it came out a lot better this time, Put a stain on it and polycrylic high gloss finish . I didn’t like the idea of using magnets so i used velcro works great i can tilt it forward as far as i want to i also made it a little shorter all in all it came out real good and I’m very glad i made it from your plans.. ( Now the bad news i couldn’t get it apart after about 2 days i guess the polycrylic takes time to dry i had to put it in my vice and turn the handles with a wrench it came apart it didn’t break ) 👍
(Yes i would recommend these plans)
Tommy Rich (verified owner) –
Gregory, thanks for the review! And yes, with most of those clear finishes, you need to give them time to cure before assembling moving components. In some cases, even just setting to parts together (without pressure) will cause them to adhere. I’ve only use polycyclic a few times, so I’m not real familiar with the curing times required, but it sounds like it probably takes more time than regular old polyurethane. Either way, thanks for sharing your experience!