A DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder makes a great gift for anyone who uses digital devices in the kitchen – or anywhere else! This project is a pretty addition to kitchen decor and highly useful.
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DIY Cutting Board Tablet Holder
- Small paddle cutting board
- Decorative door hinge and screws
- Paint stir stick
- Fine saw
- Strong glue
Make your Tablet Holder
- Open hinge and place on the back of the cutting board with the long end folded in. There should be a little space between the end of the stand and the edge of the cutting board so it will sit at an angle. Adjust until you like the placement.
- Open the stand so it’s by the cutting board handle.
- Use a pencil to mark the holes for the hinge.
- Move the hinge and gently screw the screws partway into the marks to help them get going. (Be sure the screws aren’t too long- you don’t want them to come through the front of the board.)
- Remove screws and line the hinge back into place on the board.
- Insert screws and secure.
- If you’ll be placing the tablet holder on a surface which might scratch, place a thin line of hot glue on the tip of the stand.
*note- the hinge I used is really stiff so it will stay in place when opened a bit for the stand. If your hinge isn’t stiff, take a piece of ribbon, tie it on the leg of the hinge, measure the distance you’d like the hinge to open, then glue the ribbon to the back of the board to prevent slipping.
- Measure the distance across the front of the cutting board then subtract an inch.
- Measure a length of the paint stir stick to that length.
- Using a fine saw, cut the stir stick. This saw came from Harbor Fright and worked really well.
- Sand any rough edges.
- Mark where you want to place the tablet rest near the bottom of the cutting board. About 1/2″ to 3/4″ is a good distance.
- Place a fine line of glue on one long edge of the stir stick piece and glue on. Lay the holder down and let the glue thoroughly dry.
- If you want to personalize, stencil, paint, or use vinyl to add decorations.
- Make this into a bigger present with a new tablet!
That’s it! Enjoy your tablet holder!