Phone Stand

For this live holiday build we decided to make a simple phone holder or stand. The options for which wood to use are limitless and I think this would be a welcomed addition to anyone’s nightstand. This is also a great stocking stuffer! Well, enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube! 🙂

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Materials

  • Scrap wood

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How to build a Phone Stand

Step 1: Cutting the Slot

With the table saw bladed angled at 15 degrees, cut a grove about 1″ or so away from the end of the board (this will be the back of the stand) and about 1/2″ to 3/4″ deep. This groove should be slightly wider than your phone. If you have a case then you’ll need to compensate for that too.

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Step 2: Final Cut

The final cut will be the front of your phone holder. I placed mine about 1/2″ away from the groove which worked out well.

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Step 3: Sanding

I decided to round over the edges with my benchtop sander but a mouse or orbital sander would work fine too.

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Step 4: Modify

When I posted this live video, one of the viewers, Rob, shared a version that he recently made that included an integrated charger. He drilled a hole through the center of the groove and hot glued a charger in place. He added rubber feet to the bottom which raises it just enough to allow the cord to pass underneath. He did mention that he would recommend counterboring a larger hole in the bottom to allow the cord to not have to bend at such a tight angle.

There are many ways to customize this phone holder and I’d love to see what you all come up with so please post photos below in the comments!

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Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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