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Simple Vanagon Drink Console

by: modgrain

I just built this console for my 1984 Vanagon. The whole point was to keep it low and out of the way, for easy access to the back. It’s made from scraps from around the shop. A perfect fit.

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“My Girls” Art by Sophia

by: modgrain

A few weeks ago modgrain took a break from woodworking and spent some quality time with my daughter Sophia… we turned the garage into a art studio and created a 50 inch piece of art. The project incorporates a years worth (from age 4 to 5) of “girl” drawings by Sophia. Here are a few pics showing some of the process! Good old fashioned quality time, good fun and awesome art!

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Workstation with mounted iPad stand

by: modgrain

Here’s a cool custom application of the secure iPad stand.

From the original post: Over the period of a few weeks we were able to get things worked out. Part of the project included me sending my mount to a friends CNC machine to cut away excess material on the mount. The result is a great looking and really functional mount. I love the metal pins that hold the iPad secure. The mount also allows for rotation of the iPad so depending on the content I am reading I can change the display. The build quality and finish are really nice and feel like furniture not like a cheap book stand or plastic stand. Best of all the material has an organic quality and the aluminum pins compliment the aluminum arm of the monitor stand and iPad body.

Read the original Post! over at The Cubicle Punk.

All photos by Jeremiah Andrick.

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Modern iPad Stand

by: modgrain

This wood iPad stand has a modern design style, featuring Apple plywood and aluminum bracket that can be mounted to a wall or simply sit on your desk. The viewing angle is adjustable, landscape or portrait. The design allows for easy access for your USB connector most audio jacks. This stand comes standard with a easy to use thumb nut to attach it to the aluminum bracket. We’ve upgraded the wood from Euro Birch plywood to a higher quality Apple plywood.

The aluminum bracket can simply sit on any surface or can be mounted to a wall or table top**.
**Note, if you are planning to mount the iPad stand in the landscape position, you will need to order a shorter bracket which can be purchased for $10.

Each piece is finished with durable a low-VOC waterbased topcoat.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
+ 3/8 inch Apple plywood
+ Aluminum
+ Thumb nut (easy to use)
+ Easy access for your USB connector and most audio jacks
+ Adjustable viewing angles
+ Low VOC satin finish
Fits iPad 2, 3rd & 4th Generation

PRICE:
$79.00 USD + Shipping

OUR STANDS ARE BUILT AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.
Typical time frame is 2 weeks plus shipping. If ordering from outside the US, additional shipping charges will apply. Learn more about our shipping or contact us .

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in bulk orders and associated lead times.

Wood iPad Stand Front

Modern Wood iPad Stand

Wood iPad Stand Back

Back of Wood iPad Stand

ipad-landscape

Shown with iPad in the Horizontal Position

Shown with iPad in the Vertical Postion

Thanks to WOD Club and Northwest Crossfit for their orders! We are excited to see iPads around the gym for easy access to members daily workout information. How cool to be able to upload my crossfit wod time right from the gym! Nice idea and kudos to WOD Club for developing a great iPad application for Crossfit workout tracking.

Modgrain is not responsible for theft or damage to iPads or iPad stands.

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Secure iPad Stand

by: modgrain

If you’re looking for a hand-made, unique and modern design style… this is the iPad2 stand for you. The viewing angle is adjustable, landscape or portrait. The design allows for easy access for your USB connector most audio jacks. It has aluminum rods that slide through the frame to overlay the edges of the iPad2. C-clips lock the rods in place to prevent easy removal from the stand. This stand comes standard with a stainless cap nut and washer to attach the aluminum bracket. We’ve upgraded the wood from Euro Birch plywood to a higher quality Apple plywood.

The aluminum bracket can simply sit on any surface or can be mounted to a wall or table top**.
**Note, if you are planning to mount the iPad2 stand in the landscape position, you will need to order a shorter bracket which can be purchased for $10. Please select this option below.

Each piece is finished with durable a low-VOC waterbased topcoat.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
+ 3/8 inch Apple plywood
+ Aluminum
+ Cap nut and washer
+ Easy access for your USB connector and most audio jacks
+ Adjustable viewing angles
+ Low VOC satin finish
Fits iPad 2, 3rd & 4th Generation

PRICE:
$109.00 USD + Shipping

OUR STANDS ARE BUILT AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.
Typical time frame is 2 weeks plus shipping. If ordering from outside the US, additional shipping charges will apply. Learn more about our shipping or contact us .

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in bulk orders and associated lead times.

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secure iPad stand

secure iPad stand

Secure iPad Stand

Modgrain is not responsible for theft or damage to iPads or iPad stands.

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Secure iPad Stand Concept

by: modgrain

Due to it’s popularity and several orders from professional photographers to companies that needed a solution for their trade show exhibit, I have decided to offer this secure iPad stand solution to everyone!

This iPad stand has the same modern design style as our standard iPad stand, but with the addition of aluminum rods that slide through the frame to overlay the edges of the iPad (and c-clips lock the rods in place to further prevent easy removal from the stand). This stand also comes standard with a cap nut to attach the aluminum bracket (instead of the thumb nut) that can simply sit on any surface or can be mounted to a wall or table top**.
**Note, if you are planning to mount the iPad stand in the landscape position, you will need to order a shorter bracket which can be purchased for $10.

If you’re looking for a hand made, unique and contemporary design style that is usable and more unique than the standard high tech looking stands currently available… this is the stand for you. The viewing angle is adjustable, vertical or horizontal. The design allows for easy access for your USB connector, and most audio jacks.

Each piece is finished with durable a low-VOC waterbased topcoat.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
3/8 inch Apple plywood and aluminum
Cap nut and washer
Easy access for your USB connector and most audio jacks
Adjustable viewing angles
Low VOC satin finish
1st Generation iPad (iPad1)

PRICE:
$109.00 USD + Shipping
Discontinued

OUR STANDS ARE BUILT AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.
Typical time frame is 2 weeks plus shipping. If ordering from outside the US, additional shipping charges will apply. Learn more about our shipping or contact us .

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in bulk orders and associated lead times.

secure iPad stand-1

secure iPad stand

secure iPad stand

Secure iPad Stand

Modgrain is not responsible for theft or damage to iPads or iPad stands.

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Custom Tradeshow iPad Pedestal

by: modgrain

Modgrain recently shipped a iPad stand to to Woodinville, WA. The buyer (LOUD Technologies Inc.) loved it so much that they contacted me about doing a custom piece…. and ultimately commissioned Modgrain to create and build a custom iPad Pedestal for their upcoming tradeshow NAMM – in Anaheim, CA.

Thanks to the good people at LOUDtech (they are very nice), It was a very efficient and simple process. A few emails, a couple discussions a a preliminary estimate and a quick design, including 3D drawings and animation (see below). Also, below are some of the process photos so far. I’ll update them as the project progresses.

This is the first project that I have been challenged with creating a “ebony” like finish (not included in this 3D animation). And, I’m happy to say that after 3 coats of water based black die mixed with India Ink and 2 coats (so far…. a couple more to come) of a ECO friendly satin topcoat, that it’s looking really nice. I can’t wait to mount the top and 4 custom, secure iPad stands. It’s going to be sweet!

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Art of Inspiration #1

by: modgrain

As designers, we are continually striving for the most strategic or creative solutions. If you find yourself stuck on a problem or are thinking everything has been done before. Or, maybe you just need a little boost of creative inspiration? Watch and listen to children. Kids love to play, learn and create! Their purity and innocent approach is the foundation of creativity and discovery. When I watch my daughter paint, draw, do crafts, or play… it’s always refreshing and a powerful reminder that creativity and discovery is infinite.

Artist: Sophia (age 4)
Title: “I love you Disneyland”

Marker drawing I love you disneyland by sophia

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iPad Stand in Nike Flagship Store

by: modgrain

Kinetic Singapore recently contacted Modgrain and ordered a iPad stand for a client. Turns out the stand is being used for a interactive kiosk in the Nike Flagship Store in Singapore. Kinetic had to figure out a way to keep users from fiddling with the menu button on the iPad. They came up with a fantastic design solution. A custom fit acrylic frame was placed over the outside edges of the iPad and tucked nicely into the stand. It would be nice if Apple would make a way to run the iPad in a kiosk mode… where users can only have access to a given app. Until then, this acrylic frame/cover is a perfect solution. Thanks goes out to Joe at Kinetic for sourcing Modgrain’s iPad stand for his client at Nike!

Modgrain's iPad Stand with Acrylic Cover by Kinetic Singapore

Modgrain's iPad Stand with Acrylic Cover by Kinetic Singapore

iPad Kiosk at Nike Flagship Store in Singapore

iPad Kiosk at Nike Flagship Store in Singapore

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By using Cork you are helping our Planet

by: modgrain

Cork Tree

Cork – One of the most renewable and ecologically friendly materials found anywhere in the world

CORK
Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber). After the cork bark is harvested from the tree, the bark immediately begins to renew itself. Not a single tree is cut down during harvest. Generally, after nine years of growth the bark is two inches thick. It is often at this point when the tree is re-harvested. Cork trees live 200-500 years.

MORE THAN RENEWABLE
Cork not only begins to renew its bark immediately after harvest but during the trees entire lifespan it is filtering carbon dioxide thereby reducing greenhouse gases. Furthermore, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “cork oak forests support one of the highest levels of biodiversity among forest habitats, as well as the highest diversity of plants found anywhere in the world”.

NOT GOING EXTINCT
Despite rumours, cork is not going extinct. However, some winemakers are causing the cork habitat to be threatened by converting from real wine corks to synthetic and screw caps. Because of the decrease in use of real wine cork, the value of cork as a raw material has gone down. This may cause cork forest owners to sell their land, which in turn may be converted to alternative use (such as real estate development).

BY USING CORK YOU ARE HELPING OUR PLANET
The more cork that is used, the more value the farmers who own the forests get out of their land, making it less likely they will sell their land for development. By using cork you are helping to preserve the forest habitat and thereby reducing greenhouse gases and contributing to biodiversity among plant and animal life. There are many other benefits, including poverty alleviation (many cork forests are in rural North Africa and are critical to their local economy) and employment.

The construction industry has been quick to embrace cork as an acoustic underlayment in multilevel units and for flooring. The interior design industry is also on the cutting edge with unique uses of cork. Both industries also recognize that cork contributes favorably to the LEED rating system. Please encourage your favorite winemaker to support the natural solution and think how you can integrate cork into your home or office.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit our website or this link to the World Wildlife Fund:
http://www.jelinek.com/wwf

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