Wall-Mounted Phone Stand
This wall-mounted phone stand is equipped to handle a variety of necessary, but not too attractive, kitchen clutter.
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1" x 12" poplar lumber
self-anchoring Molly bolts
flush spackling compound
paint or stainSteps:
1. Make a sketch of the project and transfer the side design to a 12" x 21" board. Clamp another board of the same size below it and use a jigsaw to cut the curved shape out being sure to leave the pencil line. Sand the two pieces up to the pencil line using a belt sander (or palm or block sander). Lightly sand by hand with 220-grit for a smooth finish.
2. To make the back, draw a freehand curve along the top of an 11-1/4" x 25" panel (or use a carpenter's compass). Cut the curve using the jigsaw and sand as above.
3. Drill pilot holes along the two side pieces, and then secure the back to them using wood glue and finish nails.
4. Measure the inside width between the two sides to determine the width needed for two shelves and a key panel. Cut those boards to size. Secure the two shelves as above, and then attach the key panel underneath the bottom shelf so it's recessed about an inch.
5. Set all the nails, and then fill the holes with spackling compound. Once dry, lightly sand the entire piece and remove the dust.
6. Paint or stain the stand as desired. Screw cup hooks to the panel to hold keys.
7. Mount the phone stand to the wall using self-anchoring Molly bolts and drywall screws through the back piece. To cover the screws, insert a tack board that fits quite tightly but can still be removed to take the cabinet down if needed.
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