Yesterday we brought you iPod docking on a shelf, today we bring the iPad kitchen cabinet. Unlike the Hohrizontal 51 shelf though, the kitchen iPad is not a real product, it's a hack job from the mind of TUAW reader Alan Daly.

Daly has cut a perfect iPad-shaped hole into a door of one of his kitchen cabinets and mounted his iPad behind it. He's hooked it up to a (fairly 90s-looking it has to be said) MIDI system and created himself one of the coolest kitchen features we've ever seen.

From his kitchen iPad, not only can Alan show off his heavy, deep, political side by listening to Green Day, he can also display his softer side with a viewing of the Pixar family favourite, Up. He can also read the news and watch video content, as well as having all of his recipe apps to hand in the place where they're needed the most.

Going forward Alan plans to use his kitchen iPad to control his entire iTunes collection using the remote app and Apple's Airport Express. This is one of the best uses of an iPad that we've seen so far. Have you seen any better? Or have you pimped anything with consumer tech recently? Let us know...