One Last Stand

Before I had begun unpacking my tools I wanted to put my phone in a safe, out of the way spot that would also be easy to access and would allow me to see notifications on the screen from pretty much anywhere in the shop. I needed a phone stand on top of my refrigerator.

The only tools I had easy access to at the time was my chop saw and some basic hand tools like screwdrivers and hammers, and of course, some wood glue. I had a very limited pile of scrap wood as well.

I’m almost embarrassed to show this but I made a very rudimentary phone stand. I had never made one before so I was really winging it.

I actually chiselled those grooves out with an old flat head screwdriver.

It’s been sitting on the fridge since that day more than a year and a half ago. While it’s ugly as sin it really was very functional. The stereo I have in the cabinet next to it is not Bluetooth compatible but does have a USB port and a 3.5 mm audio input jack so I can keep my phone charged while listening to good music. Pandora is my platform of choice for now.

Anyway, over this last weekend I decided it was time to retire this clunky old thing. I did not take any pictures of the process, it was pretty straightforward.

New Phone Stand
Made with Sapelle, an African Mahogany.
New Phone Stand
I can still plug in the audio jack and USB

Finished with just some mineral oil and clear satin poly

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