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Top 10 DIY Kitchen Tablet Stands

Whether you're following a recipe or checking your emails while stirring pasta sauce, a tablet stand can make your life in the kitchen much easier. Before you go out and buy a stand, check out these 10 kitchen tablet stands you can make yourself.

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tablet stand under cabinet Photo: Courtesy of Reality Daydream

Under Cabinet Kitchen Tablet Stand

This DIY tablet stand allows you to hang the tablet underneath your kitchen cabinets. While this DIYer used a scroll saw to cut out a pattern, you can keep the design plain and simple, if you prefer.

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scrapwood tablet standPhoto: Courtesy of House of Hollingsworth

Scrap Wood Kitchen Tablet Stand

This DIYer raided a scrap wood pile and cut pieces to fit the tablet. The pieces were then sanded and stained, although you could also paint the stand to match your kitchen decor. Discover the home decor trends that will be popping up this year.

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prop-up Fabric tablet Stand Photo: Courtesy of The Inspired Wren

Fabric Stand


This prop-up DIY tablet stand case and stand uses a pretty fabric for a punch of fun color. You’ll also need some weights, a button, heavy cardboard and some thread.

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picture frame tablet standPhoto: Courtesy of Fab Fixes

Frame Stand


Try this easy tablet stand. Use an old wooden picture frame, paint it, then add some scrapbook paper where the photo would go. Many frames are just thick enough for the tablet to rest on when propped up.

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cutting-board tablet standPhoto: Courtesy of The Pinterest Project

Cutting Board Stand


This DIYer was inspired by a Pinterest project which used an old cutting board for a tablet stand. After the board was painted, the DIYer used hot glue to attach a Scrabble tile holder for the ledge!

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Simple Tablet Stand


Want a DIYtablet stand you can make in just minutes? You’ll need a board, a dowel, some wood glue and a drill for this minimalist design.

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copper pipe tablet standPhoto: Courtesy of Instructables

Copper Pipe Stand


Here’s a unique DIY tablet stand design that uses copper pipe and fittings. This design may seem tricky, but for a complete list of instructions with photos, visit instructables.com.

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cardboard-holder tablet standPhoto: Courtesy of Steve Gossett

Cardboard Stand


It doesn’t get much easier than this cardboard tablet stand. Try using some duct tape to make sure the stand keeps its shape.

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DVD/CD Spool Stand tabletPhoto: Courtesy of Nates Tech and Review

DVD/CD Spool Stand


Instead of throwing that empty plastic DVD or CD spool in the recycling bin, try using it to create a tablet stand. The grooves on the bottom should be just big enough to keep the tablet in place.

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Car Tablet Stand Photo: Courtesy of Thrift Diving

Car Tablet Stand


This tablet stand and holder is designed for car trips, but you could easily take the idea and incorporate it into your kitchen. You’ll need some scrap wood, a saw, some wood glue and nails to hold the tablet holder together. It can then be decorated with paper of your choice. For step-by-step instructions, visit ryobitools.com.

Rachel Brougham
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