DIY Reclaimed Wood Desk Organizer and iPad Stand

ipadstand organzier

So I was challenged by to create a desktop organizer from upcycled or recycled items and of course I went straight to the pile of wood scraps I hoard save when making my wood stained maps.

I easily found a few piecesin my pile o’ wood that would work and got busy upcycling!  Using a hand saw I created an angled groove in my base piece of wood for the iPad stand.  I just kept at it and tested it until I felt like it was deep enough and at the right angle to hold the iPad securely.

Then I used wood glue to create the compartments and let it dry overnight.  The next day I stained it with Minwax Polyshades in Mission Oak-I use this for most of my maps too and it’s my favorite! I again let it dry overnight.

organizer bottom

I used hot glue to create little bumpers on the bottom to prevent it from scratching my desk surface.

ipadstand organzier 2

What do you think? It was super easy and I really like the rustic look of it.  Would you make one?

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  1. says

    I am totally a hoarder/collector of wood too! I got a box of wood blocks as a white elephant gift and was elated… hubbs asked if I was going to put it w/ all of the wood he’s already cut for me!
    Love this project, however I live in the land of carrier pigeons and ‘blogspot’… no ipad or any hand held electronics here… so I couldn’t use it… but I like looking at it!

  2. says

    This is PERFECT! I am always trying to find a way to get my Ipad OFF the ground away from my two toddler boys lol! Great job! Would love for you to share at the party tonight! xo bridgett

  3. says

    Hi Melissa!
    I LOVE this project! Would love to feature it on my organizing blog, Organize and Inspire. If that is okay with you, just let me know! :)
    I would use one picture with full credit to you and a link back to your blog.

    • Melissa Riker says

      Hi Traci,

      You are always welcome to feature anything of mine, thank you so much! Have a blessed weekend ! ~Melissa


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