iPad Pulpit

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Project by Porter Barn Wood posted 11-08-2012 03:16 AM 4979 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s an interesting project. This is a pulpit (podium) for iPad. It’s made of reclaimed American Chestnut barn wood, steel, aluminum, and calf skin leather. The chestnut came from a barn we call our “Chestnut Barn” that we tore down in Pennsylvania. The patina on the surface was so nice and deep we just did a clear lacquer over it. I routed out the iPad cutaway with a CNC mill. I adhered calf skin leather to cushion the iPad by using contact cement. The steel is held to the base and the top with screws that I shortened and filed. He wanted to be able to rest books on it as well so we put a piece of remnant aluminum on there to fit. We gave the new steel a slight patina and then did a polyurethane. It was a fun project.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 03:22 AM

Like a teleprompter. Pretty cool.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 05:50 AM


-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 07:52 AM

ying and yang meet

but knot there

: ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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