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Old Aug 6, 2013, 05:28 AM   #1
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My Cool DIY Wooden Dock and Stand for iPhone 5

Hi guys, today I share my DIY about how to make a simple wooden iPhone dock and stand:
If you donít want to pay money for a dock and stand that didnít come with your new iPhone, you can consider making one by yourself according to my step-by-step instruction.

You Need the Following Tools & Materials:

1.A piece of wood
2.Saw
3.Chisel
4.Pen
5.A piece of sandpaper

Step One: Prepare a Piece of Wood before DIY iPhone Dock
You need to get a piece of wood. In another word, you can use some related tools such as the saw and the chisel to finish this work. We get the wood from a used wooden door.

Step Two: Design a Deep Groove
Use the carving tools to make a deep groove, the width should be wider than the iPhone.


Step 3: Design the Through-hole
Design a through-hole in the middle part of the deep groove, the size of the groove should be able to hold the port of the USB.


Step 4: Design the Groove
Design the groove on the back part of the dock, so that the data cable can go through the groove successfully.



Step 5:Polish the DIY iPhone Dock and Stand
Polish the surface of the dock with a piece of sandpaper.

Step 6: Try This Wooden iPhone Dock
Place the cellphone on the dock, the DIY work has been accomplished.


Tips for the instruction: Firstly, it is advisable to use a pen to draw the lines on the position of the wood where you plan to design the groove before starting the design. Secondly, please be careful when using the sharp tools. Whatís more, if you like DIY instructions, welcome to comment this post, and I will share more my DIY accessories for iPhone.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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Tips for the instruction: Firstly, it is advisable to use a pen to draw the lines on the position of the wood where you plan to design the groove before starting the design.
A pen should never be used to mark wood.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 05:56 AM   #3
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A pen should never be used to mark wood.
Could you tell me why?
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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Could you tell me why?
You can sand out pencil marks, but not pen marks since the ink actually stains the wood.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 06:02 AM   #5
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You can sand out pencil marks, but not pen marks since the ink actually stains the wood.
you are right, it's my mistake.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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great job. I've been considering a dock. Might have to just make one myself!
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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You realize with some stains and varnishes and add some branding you have a business.
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 01:09 PM   #8
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for iPhone 5? That is clearly an iPhone 4 with a 30 pin dock connector js.
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