Introduction: Wooden Headphone Stand for My Beats Headphones

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I have always just left my headphones just on my desk or chair and they always looked a mess. I decided I needed to make a custom stand for them to clean up the mess but mainly to show them off.

I have made a video showing how I made them if you would like to watch it:

To make them I used:

Materials

  • Olive Wood
  • Sapele
  • Milliput (epoxy putty)
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Glue
  • MDF (for template)
  • Spray Polyurethane
  • Red Felt Baize

Tools

  • Table Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • File
  • D

Step 1: Create the Template

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I created the template on my computer and printed it out on self adhesive paper. I stuck it on a scrap piece of MDF and cut it out on the band saw. I then used the belt sander to smooth and better define the edge.

I created a template to make it easier to mark out the blanks but also if I use a softer wood I could use a pattern bit in the router and follow the template exactly. Unfortunately the Olive Wood seems to splint when I router the end grain so that was out of the question for this project.

Step 2: Create the Blank

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I had some scrap Olive Wood and Sapele so I decided to use them. I cut them on the table saw to a rough dimension of:

Olive Wood - 65mm x 350mm x 20mm X2

Sapele - 20mm x 350mm x 20mm X1

That is for one blank glued up like in the picture. I decided to make 2 blanks so I doubled up on the materials.

When the glue had dried I sent them through the thickness planer and got the final thickness to around 16mm.

Step 3: Mark the Shape & Cut Out

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I placed the MDF template in the place that looked best for grain pattern. I wanted the stripe of Sapele vertical down the middle so I made sure it all looked right before a I marked the shape on the wood.

I cut the shape out on the band saw making sure to leave the line I had marked.

I them sanded back to line with my belt sander. It produces a cleaner smoother curve doing it that way instead of cutting straight on the line to start with.

Step 4: Create Beats Logo Inlay

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I used a mini rotary tool, similar to a dremel tool to create the logo in the wood. I marked on the beats logo and made sure to remove all the wood I needed to so it was below the surface of the wood I wanted to keep.

As you can see in the picture I left the 'b' of the logo and removed the circle around it.

I then filled the space with Milliput Epoxy Putty. I just mounded it on the area because it will sand away easily after it is fully dry.

After leaving it over night it was fully dry and I used my belt sander to sand down the mound og Milliput until the logo was crisp and clear to see.

Step 5: Create the Base and Glue the Stand to It

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With the left over piece of the glued up blank I cut the square base.

It was roughly 130mm x 130mm.

I drilled a hole in the centre of the base and in the contre of the bottom of the stand and glued a wooden dowel in there to secure the pieces together. I used a rubber band to help clamp it while the glue dries.

Step 6: Finnish

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For the finnish I a gloss spray polyurethane. A spray lacquer would have worked fine but I already had the spray poly.

I gave it 3 coats and sanded between each coat to create a smooth finnish.

I then added a piece of red felt baize to the bottom to make it look and feel more profesional. It also helps to stop it scratching any surface it is put on.

I just used a spray adhesive to stick the felt on.

Comments

Albert Borland made it! (author)2015-06-24

I really like your project, I modified it a little bit and made my own one.

Wow! That looks great! I really like the rounded tops to the stand. The choice of wood really compliments your headphones too :)

GeovaneM (author)2015-06-10

'm from Brazil , discover this great site and made this its support for headphones . I liked the result.
Did a design modification leaving with narrower base , commanded the base image I made.

That looks great! I really like the contrast between the stand and the base. The white headphones is a great design too, very creative :)

nicholasgomez (author)2015-02-27

Great project Joe! Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks Nicholas! :)

smorgsborg (author)2015-02-26

Love this!

Great, I'm glad you like it thanks! :)

Ninjarooster (author)2015-02-24

Wow very nice! Now if only I actually had a pair of headphones worth doing this for...

Haha Thanks :)

seamster (author)2015-02-24

This is a great looking headphone stand. The way you did the inlaid logo with epoxy putty was excellent! I'll have to copy that method sometime, because the results look really nice.

Very well done!

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it. :)

I love using the epoxy putty as an inlay material. The first time I used it I thought it would be hard to sand but its not at all and it doesnt even clog the sand paper :)

I'm sure you will be happy with the results you can achieve using it.