I wanted to make a phone dock out of woods, but unfortunately, I do not have those high-tech tools for cutting and drilling it. So, I decided to use some cork board instead (close enough).
Inspiration taken from:
Things you’ll need:
- Cork board(s) – mine is about 1 cm thick
- Carving knifes
- Cutting board
- A phone
- Charging cord
- Hemp rope (optional)
- Decorative stuff (optional)
- Tools for boiling water
- Kitchen clamp for steaming the cork
Step 1: Cutting
Depending on the size of the cork board and the size of your phone, measure and cut the cork into pieces. Also, remember that the thickness of all the pieces added together must be enough for the charging cord to ‘stand straight’.
Step 2: More Cutting… and Measuring
For the first piece of cork:
This is my measurements. Again, it depends on the phone you have.
Use a marker to mark the area where you want your phone to sit
Cut it with a carving knife. Try cutting them into pieces instead of removing it all at once for a better finish.
Step 3: Drilling
For the second piece of cork:
Drill a hole for the cord
Step 4: More Drilling
Drill a hole for the cord (repeat step 3) and make a track for the it
Step 5: Steaming
Steam the dock in order to prevent excessive crumb from falling off it. It takes a bit time, and from my experience, steaming three boards at a time is much faster than steaming just one.
Step 6: Decorating
You can do whatever you like here, but I decided to use some hemp rope and tie it around the dock.