For those of you, who use headphones, here is a small instructable for making a simple clip-on headphone holder that you can attach to your desk.
There are a lot of headphone holders out there that you can buy. Most of them are headphone stands that take up some place on your desk. Others have to be screwed to your desk and, therefore, leave marks when you remove them. There are also some clip-on head phone holders out there, but I found them to be unsightly or too expensive.
There is already a nice instructable by ramadanrenan for making a "Clip-on Headphone Stand/rest" from a sheet of metal. However, since I don't have metal available and lack the tools to work with metal, I designed a simple clip-on headphone holder made from wood.
Those of you, who have a 3D printer, can also easily print this part.
Here is what you need:
- Piece of wood (I used 28 mm thickness)
- Spray adhesive
- Scroll saw or jigsaw
- Sand paper
Step 1: Adjusting the Dimensions for Your Desk
I designed the headphone holder for my IKEA desk with a tabletop of 34 mm thickness. Most of you will have different desks and, therefore, have to adjust this dimension.
Print our the attached pdf file and adjust the clamp length to your tabletop thickness. You can do that by simply using a ruler and a pen. (See annotations in the pdf file)
Step 2: Preparing the Headphone Holder
Print out the attached pdf file or use the one that you adjusted to your tabletop thickness and use spray adhesive to attach it to your wood.
Then use your scroll saw/jigsaw to cut out the head phone holder. Make sure to leave the black lines standing at the inside of the clamp. (See annotations in the pdf file) Otherwise the headphone holder will be too lose and might fall off.
Step 3: Sanding and Final Adjustments
Sand down all sides of the headphone holder until it looks nice and you are satisfied.
If you now try attach it to your tabletop, you will probably not be able to slide it all the way onto your tabletop. This is because you left the black lines at the inside of the clamps standing during cutting. Now start sanding at the insides of the clamp until you can fully slide it onto your table top. While doing that, sand more strongly at the inner corner of the clamp. (see annotations in the pdf) This way you will get a nice clamp effect.
I attached mine to my tabletop about one years ago and since then it stayed fixed at the same position.