Rail Slice and Rail Artifact tablet stands are made from reclaimed century old railroad steel


How would you like to own a 100+ year old piece of railroad steel from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad? Nashville based Rail Yard Studios takes chunks of reclaimed forged rail steel and turn them into unique hand-made tablet stands that can be used to display your iPad, Android and other tablets. Each stand is built to hold a full or mini sized tablet in both landscape and portrait orientation. Be aware that these stands are the real deal, complete with pits and gouges, which means they can scratch the finish on your tablet if you don’t use a case. But don’t worry because you’ll get the case of your choice when you buy one of these stands from Griffin Technology who are partnering with Rail Yard Studios to sell the Rail Slice and Rail Artifact tablet stands. Both stands are priced at $129.99 from Griffin Technology. For other cool railroad steel creations be sure to check out Rail Yard Studios.

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15 comments… add one
  • Jinny November 18, 2014, 4:43 pm

    For the hipsters…

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 18, 2014, 4:47 pm

      @jinny I think they are for people who appreciate recycled materials, railroad buffs, and people who like cool things.

      • Julie Strietelmeier November 18, 2014, 4:49 pm

        @Andrew Another advantage – your tablet ain’t goin anywhere in one of these! BTW: Griffin gives you free shipping which I bet costs alot for these things 😉

  • Andrew Baker November 18, 2014, 4:46 pm

    This stuff weighs a TON.

  • Bill Henderson November 18, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I’d venture that they weigh 2-300 lbs each.

  • meistervu November 18, 2014, 5:45 pm

    I think they announced it a bit early. April 1st is about right.

  • Scott_F November 18, 2014, 9:02 pm

    @ Julie & Bill – I have a ~ 8″ chunk of rail that a friend gave me years ago to use as an anvil. He cut it with a hacksaw.

  • Scott_F November 18, 2014, 9:05 pm

    Comment got cut off… That 8″ chunk weighs about 35-40 lbs. Wouldn’t have imagined it’s worth $130!

  • Jhon November 19, 2014, 1:26 pm

    Yikes! I live in earthquake country. I’d be hard pressed to sit my $400-$600 tablet on something that would dramatically increase the likelihood of it NOT surviving a fall should the ground start to shake.

    If the price wasn’t so high, I could see this being awesome to display specialty cars and engines for any model railroad enthusiast.

  • joe six-pack November 20, 2014, 4:08 am

    $130 for $2 worth of scrap iron. What’s next reselling tap water at prices higher than gasoline per gallon. Oh wait, that’s already been done.

  • Yeppers November 20, 2014, 8:33 am

    I think many are missing the point here. It isn’t the monetary value of the iron itself but rather the value to people interested in owning a part of an historic old railway line. It’s obviously not for everyone but the craftmanship from this company is outstanding.

  • Andrew Baker November 20, 2014, 10:14 am

    I have to say I’m not very impressed with the “tablet” stands. But the rest of their work, tables, chairs, desks are gorgeous.

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