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How to make a kitchen tablet holder

This rustic tablet holder is perfect for the kitchen bench. Easy to make for any size tablet, you can also add your own personal touches with lime wash or paint.

What You'll Need:

  • Timber cutting board
  • MDF board
  • U-shaped moulding
  • Ruler
  • Hand saw
  • Glue
  • Lime wash or paint
  • Light sandpaper
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Step 1: Make Board Backing

Make sure your backing is both tall and wide enough to support your tablet. You can recycle an old breadboard for an authentic rustic look. Or trace your design onto a piece of MDF and cut it out with a hand saw or jigsaw. Then sand it lightly to smooth the edges.

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Step 2: Cut Out Your Stand

To make your stand, cut out a piece of MDF into a triangle wedge as shown. Make sure it's flat on two sides and angled at least 20 degrees on the other. Your wedge should be more than half the length of the backing, to support the weight of the tablet.

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Step 3: Glue on Your Stand

Next, use some strong wood glue to attach the wedge to the back of the board. Make sure the stand is positioned in the centre of the board, slightly higher than the base.

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Step 4: Attach the Moulding

Measure up your tablet and cut a curved U-shaped moulding the same length for it to sit on. Glue it to the front of your board, about three centimetres from the bottom.

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Step 5: Paint Your Holder

After the glue has dried, paint your tablet holder with lime wash or your favourite colour.

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Step 6: Add the Finishing Touches

Once the lime wash or paint has dried, use some light sand paper to roughen up the finish for a rustic look.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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