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Oak wood smartphone stand

Routing oak wood for a custom fit

June 2, 2018 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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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Raw piece of oak wood - right before machining
Raw piece of oak wood - right before machining
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
The stand is very stable
The stand is very stable
Comparing routing profile of prototype with final version
Comparing routing profile of prototype with final version
The wood nerves provide a natural pattern on the stand
The wood nerves provide a natural pattern on the stand
Aligning the wood router
Aligning the wood router

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