Wall Mount for iPad

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Wall Mount for iPad by jdanforth Jun 24, 2010


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This is a wall mountable and VESA compatible wall mount for the Apple iPad and iPad 3G.

I'd LOVE to see your versions. I have cut the Walet out of bamboo (Plyboo), birch plywood, and Corian already and it looks beautiful in all kinds of materials. I think an acrylic one would be really cool.


Cut the front face-down using a CNC machine using 3/4" material. The pocket should be cut .606 deep. We use a 1/4" compression bit for the nicest finish on Plyboo. Sand exterior surfaces and headphone access port.

Cut the back face-down using a CNC machine using 1/2" thick material. The holes should be drilled at the appropriate diameter for your M4 screw inserts. These holes are spaced for 75mm x 75mm VESA compatibility.

If you can generate a keyhole toolpath, use the outer circles as your plunge start. I suggest allowing for a 1/8" wall at a minimum if you are using a wood/grass material. Sand interior side.

Edit: insert iPad so that the squircle button is on the right... ;-)

Cut out your foam insert using some kind of self adhesive foam. We use laser cutter but you could easily one-off this part with some scissors and a utility knife. Note: we apply masking material to the foam prior to cutting and remove it after the final finishing step.


  1. Apply foam insert to front.
  2. Glue front to back (avoid squeeze-out!).
  3. Sand to 400 grit, apply a suitable finish. We hand-apply a natural oil-based finish for the bamboo Walet as it brings out the natural beauty of the grass.
  4. Install M4 inserts in VESA mounting holes
  5. Take a photo and send it to us at <a mailto:"[email protected]">[email protected]!

If you cut the keyholes print the attached mounting template on 8.5 x 11" paper to make things a little easier.

More photos and information available at http://www.waletmount.com

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there are several obvious problems with this design.

the speaker is on the opposite corner of the volume control

this design conceals many useful features of the device in use.

It sure isn't perfect but if you put either iPad 1 or 2 in it so that the squircle button is on the right you still have "HD quality sound" (whatever that means) and full access to all buttons and the headphone jack.

If you put the iPad in so the button is on the left then you'll certainly kill the sound, lose access to the buttons,
amp; the headphone jack...