Hi all! For the first time in awhile, I was on the receiving end of a handmade gift – a diy wood phone stand courtesy of my sister in law who must have gotten bit by the creative bug not too long ago. She said she followed a Pinterest tutorial to learn how to do it, and I thought I’d share it here before I get into the part of using it.
It was made, apparently, to keep your smartphone in easy reach – and there is room next to it to set memo notes, or other items you might need to have on hand before going out the door. That little brass hook in the corner, I suspect that is made for your keys.
Cool huh? Aren’t handmade gifts always the best kind of gifts? One minor criticism (which I will keep to myself )- is it’s a little top-heavy, which I discovered when I needed to turn my tablet around longwise.
But other than that little flaw, I thought she did a nice job! It’s real wood and all, stained and has that “fresh wood smell”. I guess creativity is a thing that runs in families.
Upon closer inspection, she didn’t use any kind of glue; this is two pieces of wood with notches that connect together.
From what I’ve heard, these are pretty hot right now…some are being made to adapt to phone docking ports. So if you’d like to craft your own diy wood phone stand, here you go!
You need 2 scraps of wood, obviously to get started. The main large piece of wood in this stand measures 10″ height, 11″ width, and the pieces are about 0.75″ (about three fourths of an inch thick)
The smaller piece that serves as the base and resting place for your phone and other items, measures 5″ long and 11″ wide.
You’ll definitely need access to some type of saw; your level of experience working with them may determine how comfortable you are with carrying out the steps. Other items needed will include the stain color of your choice and some sandpaper.
Feel free to use those measurements as guidelines. Two pieces of wood with notches in the middle so they interlock together.
I made this discovery and laid the pieces out – and measured them too, so I could give you the best possible blueprint to draw from.
You’ll have to excuse Sputnik the cat. His curiosity gets piqued whenever I start doing something new or unusual.
I’m not, I repeat, I’m NOT an expert on instruments like saws, so I don’t want to give bad information there, but I do want to mention that this design most likely will involve the use of a table saw. Short of making this necklace holder, my woodworking skills are limited. If you have something like that on hand, you should be good to go.
Using the guidelines above measure and cut the notches – if the numbers above are hard to read, the notches on each piece of wood are three-fourths of an inch thick.
Be sure to sand the notched out areas well. and blow off the remaining dust. The most fun part will no doubt be the staining. You can make it any color you want it doesn’t have to be a conservative one like this. You can use some type of made-for-wood stain like Minwax, which will preserve the beauty of the wood.
It should set up for a few days drying before you attempt to put your new stand to use. Enjoy your new stand!