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Do-it-yourself smartphone stand

Routing oak wood for a custom fit

June 2, 2018 -

Today I created a minimal iPhone stand from oak wood. While it's much faster to buy one online, I wanted one to fit my phone horizontally, with its case on. I like minimal design, so I opted to machine a single piece of wood to get it done.

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Silky smooth surface after sanding
Silky smooth surface after sanding
Workmate with wood router ready for action
Workmate with wood router ready for action
Raw piece of oak wood - right before machining
Raw piece of oak wood - right before machining
Prototype from spruce wood to determine the routing profile
Prototype from spruce wood to determine the routing profile
The stand is very stable
The stand is very stable
The touch screen is fully accessible, the front ridge is slightly recessed to allow
The touch screen is fully accessible, the front ridge is slightly recessed to allow "swipe up" gestures

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