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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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Workmate with wood router ready for action
Workmate with wood router ready for action
Rounding edges of the piece of wood
Rounding edges of the piece of wood
The wood nerves provide a natural pattern on the stand
The wood nerves provide a natural pattern on the stand
The smartphone case fits perfectly
The smartphone case fits perfectly
Silky smooth surface after sanding
Silky smooth surface after sanding
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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