Introduction: Mat's Headphone Stand
My son Matthew wanted a headphone stand for this corded headset. After looking at Best Buy and other places online - he determined this was outside of his budget (of no money) and so I suggested we build our own! We looked at some designs (all in cheap, flimsy plastic) and decided we could do better!
- 2 scrap pieces of lumber. We got these from Lowes tash pile (with their permission). Both pieces are dividers between other ported lumber stacks.
- The "silver" piece is a simple short leg for furniture. We thought the shape lended itself to a good hanger.
- Metal "foot" attachment piece simply screws onto the plank, and the leg (with a screw already in the end) screws into the plate.
- Angle brackets (simple "L") x 2
- Spray paint (we chose black and silver)
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials!
Tools - we used a jig saw and speed square to make out cuts straight. Jitterbug sander to smooth the wood....
Step 2: Paint It!
After Matthew measured and cut the pieces needed -t hen sanded them well - he painted the 2 planks a matte black.
Step 3: Join the Planks to Make a Stand...
Using the 2 angle brackets - Matthew secured the "L" with wood screws and a drill.
Step 4: Attach the "leg" to Make the Hanger...
With the plate positioned where he wanted it, Matthew then screwed the leg screw into the plate. EASY!!!
Step 5: Admire Your Handiwork...
This project took a total of 30-minutes (including cutting, sanding, painting and attaching.)
Step 6: Add Your Headphones.
The goal was a headphone hanger... This MORE than did the job and looks great. We think we may add a flag cleat to the back for winding up the cord.
Step 7: How It Wrapped Up...
Here it is - all complete. Matthew loves it! He did it (with supervision and minimal direction from me) all by himself!