Wooden Phone Stand

  Posted on November 13, 2016   ·   1 min read   ·   #design  #woodworking 

Phone stands are something that seem a little unnecessary, but once you have one then you’ll wonder how your desk lived without one. I’m a firm believer in having a dedicated place for everything as a solution to keep things tidy, so making a phone stand for my desk at work just made sense.

I started off on Google to look for existing designs I could imitate, but most fell short of not fitting my aesthetic needs. I wanted a balance between simplicity and form, without requiring too much effort to make. I eventually came across one design by Woodenlife on Artfire and deemed it the winner for my copy-cat woodworking. I sketched out the side profile in SolidWorks, pasted it on to the wood block, and proceeded to cut it out on my bandsaw.

Searching Google images for inspiration.

Design from Woodenlife on Artfire.

Cutting template created in SolidWorks.

Template pasted on to the wood stock.

Smoothing the curves with a mini plane.

Cleaning the cutout with a Dremel router attachment.

Stained, finished, and ready for display.

For such a simple hunk of wood, I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.



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