Phone stand (phone holder) for my desk

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Project by redtail posted 01-12-2017 06:15 PM 14614 views 30 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it would be helpful to have a stand for my phone on my desk at work. Came up with this. All done by hand.

It is adjustable in that it can display the phone at two different angles.

Tiger maple from scraps in the shop.

The notch in the front is positioned to allow the charging cable to attach while the phone is on the stand.

I wanted to take a photo with the phone on the stand but that was kind of hard when I needed to use the phone to take the photo.

3/16” thick

3”x5 1/4”


7 degree bevel

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 06:22 PM

Good work … love that maple! My current project is with Ambrosia maple. Some of the pieces have a curl to them … I hope they turn out this pronounced once finished!

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 06:41 PM

Nice little project redtail. That Tiger Maple sure looks nice! Good job!

I might work if you set you phone on the stand in front of a mirror and snap the photo. Just a thought!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 07:21 PM

redtail, that’s a cool phone stand. Love seeing it. It brings back memories from many years ago. I have a friend that used the same design to build portable chairs from 2×12s. He would rout the edges, carve on them, and put leather handles on them. We used to use them to see the free concerts on the riverbank down in Austin, Texas in the late 70s & early 80s.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 07:28 PM

Devann, I made a few of those chairs back in the ‘80s. Pretty heavy to lug around.

Woodshaver, No mirror here at work. Good thought thougj.

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 09:09 PM

Really like your phone stand. It looks great.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 01-12-2017 10:22 PM

Great choice of wood. Simple yet effective.

-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.

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#7 posted 01-12-2017 11:19 PM

Looks great, wonderful idea, darn those phones

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 01-13-2017 12:11 AM

The form follows the function. Simple, direct, no wasted movement or material. Great job. I like to design the same way.

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#9 posted 01-13-2017 07:54 AM

Looks really good and I like the dual angle feature.

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#10 posted 01-13-2017 08:44 AM

Hello Redtail

Great work

I hope a friend can take a picture for you !!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#12 posted 01-13-2017 12:10 PM

Nicely done. Can you post some pics of it taken apart?

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#13 posted 01-13-2017 02:49 PM

Nicely done. Can you post some pics of it taken apart?


Here you go. Notice the bevel angle on the base cutout back edge matches the face plate cutout angle.

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#14 posted 01-13-2017 03:24 PM

nicealy done

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#15 posted 01-13-2017 03:39 PM

I still own a flip phone …. you know not a smart phone …a dummy phone …LOL ….GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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