Introduction: Deck Chair Phone Holder

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What inspired me?

Whilst being inspired with the endless possibilities that come with designing and making Phone holders, I have begun to develop a lot of my ideas. However, I have recently made my own simple drill powered 150mm disk sander . I've been using is so much since I made it, and this has led me to develop my wood working abilities.

What will you need?

-1/4 inch ply (sheet of about A4)

-Jig saw



-pencil and ruler

Step 1: Step 1 - Marking Out

First, I began to use my phone to roughly mark out where I wanted my phone to sit and my phone also helped me decide on the width of the stand. Once I found the preferred width, I had to decide on a height. Now, I had to include the height of the phone alongside the height of the piece that the phone will sit on. So I decided to make the total height 150mm. This made sure I had the ability to add a good, solid angle for the phone to rest on without tipping.

I wanted to make this using two pieces. The larger piece is 150mm by 75mm. Whilst the little one is 100mm by 75mm. I made two slots on the pieces. They are 20mm above the bottom and go half way through the piece horizontally. This allows the pieces to fit together better. I made sure to make both notches 1/4 inch thick as the wood I used was 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2: Step 2 - Cutting and Sanding

Once I had all of the measurements marked out on the plywood, and making sure they were all correct, I used a working triangle to make sure the lines were 90 degrees to the sides as I needed to make sure they were square.

Using a jig saw, I slowly cut the pieces out. I used this as it was easier to cut the notches. However, to cut the actual pieces out its best to use a circular saw or table saw to ensure the angles are exactly 90 degrees. I then used my Sande to get rid of all of the burs left after cutting and then used the orbital to sand the surfaces. This didn't take long but it was very dusty so wear a mask.

I then placed both pieces together and used quite a bit of force to get it into place. I used the mallet to 'persuade' the pieces to fit.

Step 3: Finished

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