How to make a plywood phone stand

February 12, 2017Ama Ryllis

I use to call my mom several time a week. We always stay on skype like an hour or so. As there is a time difference of  7 hours between us, the best moment to call is mid-day, went I’m cooking meal. I always put my phone in unlikely places to have free hands to cook. It’s been quite a miracle if my phone hasn’t fall into a soup or a dish. So a phone stand seems like THE project to make before a culinary mess.

To make your phone stand you will need 6mm plywood, you will only use small pieces so reclaim wood will work perfectly. Cut the plywood at the following dimensions: 3 squares of 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in. – 2 rectangles of 2 in. x 3 1/2 in. and 4 rectangles of 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in.

You will also need white glue, clamps, a sander and sanding paper, a drill with a 5/8 bit and varnish.

Glue the 3 squares on top of each others and press them with a clamp until the glue dries. Glue also together both rectangles of 2 in. x 3 1/2 in., and two of the small rectangles (3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Once the glue is dry, place (but don’t glue) the small rectangles and the bigger ones on the square base. Align the shapes with the edges of the square to create a notch for your phone. Make a mark in the center of the notch.

Take off the small pieces and just where you did the mark, drill a hole with the 5/8 bit. This hole will allow you to pass the phone charger through the stand.

Finlay glue the big rectangles and the small ones on top of the phone stand. On the bottom, glue the two small rectangles you have left to make the stand feet. Use clamps to hold the pieces meanwhile the glue dries.

Finish by sanding your phone stand, insist on the edges. Start with a 50 grid sanding paper and then with a 120 grid for a smooth finish. Take of the dust and apply a coat of varnish.

Pass the phone cable trough the hole, connect your phone and place it into the support. Enjoy!

You can also place the phone horizontally and the stand will works as great to hold a tablet.

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