tabwood is a beautifully crafted tablet computer and smart phone stand that is laser cut from high quality birch and bamboo woods. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 7, 2012.
About this project
What Is tabwood?
tabwood is a blend of Modern Technology and Old World Craftsmanship that uses natural materials as oppose to energy intensive non-renewable products that are currently used to support Tablet Computers, eReaders and Smart Phones. You have a beautifully design digital device so why wrap it up in an ugly plastic case. Let tabwood put it on display!
There are three different tabwood models to choose from; a Large Size that is perfect for 10" size tablet computers such as iPads, a Medium Size that is designed for 7-inch tablets such as Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 and eReaders and a Small Size for all various kinds of Smart Phones.
Each tabwood tablet stand is laser-cut and crafted from 3mm thick high quality Carbonized Bamboo or Select Birch plywood. The stand and packaging is completely made from renewable or re-useable materials.
tabwood's flat-pack design produces little wasted material from either the manufacturing process or product packaging. A CAD model is used to layout the cutting template for the laser so that over 95% of the wood is utilized.
Don't throw anything away! The flat-pack packaging design lets you use it as a convenient travel caddy that holds the parts of tabwood when you're on the go, so virtually nothing is wasted.
The flat-packtravel caddy is made from recycled chipboard and is precisely designed with CAD and then cut with the laser. The chipboard is further treated with a sealer so that it will be water resistant and durable.
Just pop the flat-packed tabwood it into your shirt pocket, purse or backpack and go, then quickly snap the four parts together for use when you get there.
The tabwood stand is designed such that tablets and smart phones can be used in either a Landscape or Portrait configuration with multiple angle orientations for each.
You can always find just the right position for your specific need.
Personalize Your tabwood
Custom laser etched badges can be created to make your tabwood truly unique. Go online and design your own badge or choose from a variety of pre-designed badges.
The custom badge is inserted into the tabwoodcrossbar on either the front or rear face. Add a badge with your personal name, school mascot, or company logo. Great for a company's promotional give-away.
Rich Beautiful Wood
tabwood stands are crafted from two different wood types; select birch & carbonized bamboo. After each tabwood stand is precisely cut by the laser it is then lightly sanded and finished with a Danish oil to maintain it's long life.
Tabwood Store in-a-box
The tabwood Store In-A-Box retail starter kit is a great way for anyone to get started selling tabwoods. We will send you everything you need to quickly setup and start selling. This entry level retail kit includes 2 Large, 2 Medium & 2 Small bamboo stands. And, 2 Large, 2 Medium and 2 Small birch stands. It also includes 4 Large, 4 Medium, 4 Small bamboo badges and 4 Large, 4 Medimm and 4 Small birch badges. A swivel display stand and 3 demo stands are also included. It also includes sales brochures, customer online discounts and mock-ups of popular tablets and smart phones (not shown in image). All in a standard size USPS box.
The tabwood display stand is a great way to show-off the all the tabwood products. The display stand integrates a swivel base such that products can be loaded on both sides of the stand. Put birch on one side and bamboo on the other and then spin it around to show off your wares.
The display stand is also a flat-pack design, which quickly breaks down for easy transport.
How The Money Will Be Used
We will be using the money to do the following things:
- Purchase a stock of raw materials; Bamboo, Birch, Chipboard & finishing products.
- Further develop and streamline the manufacturing & delivery processes.
- Develop marketing tools and further refine the online sales website.
Let tabwood support your digital life and help us out by choosing one of our great rewards, then you can say;
"Who Says We Don't Make Anything In The USA Anymore?"
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
For a pledge of $5 you will receive 1 Large size laser-cut custom tabwood badge made from high quality birch or rich carbonized bamboo wood. (Please add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
For a $15 pledge you will receive 1 tabwood stand. Choose either a small, medium or large tabwood stand. Pick either birch or bamboo wood. (Please add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
For a pledge of $25 you will receive 2 tabwood stands. Choose any combination of small, medium or large tablet stands. Pick from either birch or bamboo wood. (Please add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
For a $50 pledge you will receive 5 tabwood stands. Choose any combination of small, medium or large tablet stands and 5 custom badges. Pick from either birch or bamboo wood. (Please add $15 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
For $150 pledge you will receive a retail starter Kit, which we call "Tabwood Store in-a-box". You will receive 2 Large, 2 Medium, 2 Small bamboo & 2 Large, 2 Medium and 2 Small birch wood stands. And, 4 Large, 4 Medium, 4 Small bamboo & birch badges respectfully. And, a Retail Display Stand. (Please add $25 for international shipping)Estimated delivery:
"Retail Kit" For a pledge of 250 you will receive 4 Large, 4 Medium, 4 small bamboo stands & 4 Large, Medium and Small birch tabwood stands, 4 Large, 4 Medium, 4 small bamboo badges, 4 Large, 4 Medium and 4 Small Birch badges. 2 Retail Display Stands. Add a customized etched company logo or name badge to any combination of small, medium or large stands. Choose from either bamboo or birch wood. (US shipping included, international shipping to be arranged by buyer)Estimated delivery:
"Full Retail Kit" For a pledge of $500 you will receive 6 Large, 6 Medium, 6 Small bamboo stands. And, 6 Large, 6 Medium and 6 Small birch tabwood stands, 6 Large, 6 Medium and 6 Small bamboo badges. 6 Large, 6 Medium and 6 Small birch badges. 2 Retail Display Stands. Add a customized etched company logo or name badge to any combination of small, medium or large badges.(US shipping included, international shipping to be arranged by buyer)Estimated delivery:
"Distributor Pack" For a pledge of $800 you will receive 10 Large 10 Medium and 10 Small bamboo stands. 10 Large, 10 Medium and Small birch stands. 10 Large, 10 Medium and 10 Small bamboo badges. 10 Large, 10 Medium and 10 Small birch badges. 10 Retail Display Stands. Add a customized etched company logo or name badge to any combination of small, medium or large badges. (US shipping included, international shipping to be arranged by buyer)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)