Come and enjoy my friendly wooden ipad stand!

Groningen, The Netherlands · 999 Sales


Come and enjoy my friendly wooden ipad stand!

Groningen, The Netherlands 999 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Please enjoy my friendly wooden ipad stand. It is simple, made out of good wood and most of all: very friendly!


Please enjoy my friendly wooden ipad stand. It is simple, made out of good wood and most of all: very friendly!

Annemieke Nieborg

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Annemieke Nieborg


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

litacecilie on Mar 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping, item as described. We use it every day!

Rodney Greenblat

Rodney Greenblat on Jan 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Well made and very compact. A light weight, hand made, simple design like this with a low price is hard to find. Nice product. Thanks

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How 3 friends got to making the Friendly Ipad Stand, without buget, a contract or meeting.

The Dutch Simon Blazer was 79 years old at the time. He’s got two right hands. But no iPad. Even so, when a friend asked him to design and build a wooden iPad Stand he was fascinated. Dutch ingenuity, combined with some good friends made this Dutch grandpa the iPad grandpa.
One day Martijn Aslander wanted to put his iPad on his desk to display it. Alas the official iPad Dock from Apple was expensive and only available in the US. He went over to Simon and asked if he could help. Sure enough, within an hour there was the first wooden iPad Stand. It worked absolutely great. The iPad fitted beautifully, it could be used in portrait and in landscape mode, and it just felt right. David Rudolf Bakker came over, took some great pictures of the first iPad Stand and posted a funny blogpost online. The three Dutch entrepreneurs promised to make the iPad Stand if they got 50 people interested. Little did they know..Download the whole story and all hi-res photos from

Creators David Bakker, Martijn Aslander, Annemieke Nieborg and the late Simon ‘iPad Grandpa’ Blazer ☨.

Within two days the blogpost was picked up by the main technology website in the world, Wired. Shortly followed by CrunchGear and The Unofficial Apple Weblog (which is a huge thing for an Apple related product). The result was the Dutchmen had hundreds of interested people for the Friendly iPad Stand. Now they had to actually go on and make hundreds of the $5 iPad Stands.

Simon’s woodshop became the Friendly iPad Stand factory. A couple of days later a small mountain of Friendly iPad Stands was ready. It did cost the gentlemen some actual blood, sweat and tears, but happy with the result none the less. Another friend, Annemieke Nieborg, helped the guys a whole lot by taking care of the shipping. In only a matter of days, something that started as a small practical solution, became a small business.
Now shipping to over 23 countries worldwide and having sold thousands, the Dutchmen are looking to grow their business even further.

All Wooden iPad Stands are now handmade in a social workplace for the handicapped in Holland.

And the amazing thing? There were no meetings. No contracts, no paperwork. With the help of the internet in a mere three days the ball was rolling quite well. It’s an amazing adventure for the three Dutchmen, and just goes to show what you can do with a piece of wood and some of that fine Dutch ingenuity. It even earned Simon and iPad. And the ‘iPad grandpa’ nickname.


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  • Annemieke Nieborg

    Owner, Customer Service

    I am running the Etsy shop on a day to day basis. If you have a question, let me know and I will try to help.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2014
Welcome to the shop that sells the friendliest wooden ipad stand ever. It's design is so very simple, you want to kill yourself for not thinking of it first. If you want to make it yourself, you can. Go to instructables to find the free drawing of our stand. If you'd rather have it delivered to your doorstep. This is the place to buy it.

PS: Ofcourse only award winning good wood was used to produce the friendly stand.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please pay your stand first. Once we receive a payment receit, the buy is final and it will be shipped to you.
We ship 2 x a week: orders placed before Sunday 9 pm will be shipped on monday. Order placed before wednesday 9 pm, will be shipped on thursday.
Refunds and Exchanges
The purpose of the friendly ipad stand is to make your life complete and make you feel happy. If you are not happy with your stand, we will take the stand back. (within 30 days). The stand will be refunded. Shipping cost are yours.
Additional policies and FAQs
The friendly ipad stand is open for lots of flat gadgets. It will snuggle up comfortably with the ipad 1,2 and 3, the iphone 4 and 4s, 5 and 5S. The Nexus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Ipad, Ipad air, ipad retina

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Last updated on Sep 15, 2016
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