I may be a lot of things - retired college football and NFL player, woodworker extraordinaire, dedicated fiance - but one thing I will never be is organized. I’m only human, after all. I took a look at my desk the other day and saw a pile with my iPad, the pen, 3 coffee mugs, my headphones, and a partridge in a pear tree. I decided I’d had enough of the clutter and was ready to do something about it.
I realized I couldn’t be alone in my disorganization. I also realized how frustrating it must be for people to spend hundreds of dollars on their favorite tech only to leave them piled up on a desk. That’s why I decided to make something beautiful and super practical: a wireless charging desk organizer for my phone, iPad, and stylus. I threw in a headphone stand and matching cupholder, and the end result was a brilliantly organized desk.
I made a quick sketch in sketch up, and then got to work finding a wireless charger. I made the whole thing from about a 30″ long piece of 1″ walnut. You can make this with super basic tools, basically using just a hand saw and a router. Learn how to build a wireless charger stand for your desk and get your desk looking like a million bucks.
This is a super simple built that can be done with, if necessary, a hand saw, some glue, and a router. As far as materials go, this is about as simple as it gets as well:
Here are the tools I used:
To get started, cut and plane your wood to its desired thickness. What’s nice about projects like this is that you don’t need much wood. I used a 3’ piece of scrap walnut between the charging stand, headphone stand, and cupholder and still had some leftover.
For the headphone stand, you need to make sure the stand itself is angled so that your headphones can dangle. I eye-balled the angle, marking where I wanted it with a protractor. I angled my table saw to that angle so I could get a nice clean cut.
Once the stand is properly angled, you’ll want to notch out the hook for the headphones themselves. Used my hand saw to cut out a space for the top of my headphones the hand from, keeping a raised edge so they wouldn’t slip off.
Next, it’s time to glue up! I started with Tight Bond Quick and Thick on the inside and used CA glue on the inside for a firm hold. Once that dried I added screws to reinforce the hold on both the hook and the base.
Moving on to the wireless charger, I began by marking out the shape of the charger on the underside of the base. I used my router to cut a circle the right depth for the charger, chiseling away the inside by hand. At this step, I also drilled a hole for the stylus, making sure it was out of the way once I placed my iPad.
Next, you’ll want to repeat the steps for finding the angle for the headphone stand. This time, however, you’ll be angling backward so that you can rest and prop your iPad on the stand. Find your angle, measure it, and set your table saw appropriately to get that clean cut.
Once angles, you’ll want to create the support knob for in front of the backrest so that the iPad doesn’t slide forward. A small piece of scrap wood will do the trick here. Hand plane the piece, cut it to size and sand it down. Once you’re done, glue up the backrest and the support knob onto the base.
Once both pieces are assembled, sand them until smooth and stain to a nice, rich finish. Voila -- a wireless charger and headphone desk organizer!
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