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Headphone Stand

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Steve Carmichael

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Steve Carmichael

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This simple Headphone Stand takes less than an hour to carve and it keeps my headphones, 1/4" plug adapters, and cord organized.

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Walnut (×2)

6" × 12" × 3/4" Walnut


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Make a Headphone Stand!

Watch my video to see how I designed and made this Headphone Stand with my X-Carve, then make one yourself!

Click here to view my website blog post on this project.


Carve the Top!

26 minutes

The top of the stand is shaped like a music note. It has a hole for the cord and a tenon to glue it to the base. The tenon is designed to fit into a 3/4" square mortise in the base. If using lumber with a different thickness, adjust the size of the mortise in the base.


Carve the Base!

22 minutes

Carve the base from 3/4" lumber. It has two partially drilled holes for 1/4" adapter plugs and a mortise to accept the tenon in the top piece.



Sand the top and the base smooth. Sand off the tabs. Since the round bit leaves rounded corners in the mortise, sand the corners of the tenon for the best fit.



5 minutes

Use wood glue to glue the top and base together. Wipe away excess glue.


Finish It!

30 minutes

Finish the headphone stand with your choice of finished. I used spray shellac to bring out the nice color of the walnut.


Apply Felt!

5 minutes

Cut a piece of self-stick felt and stick it on the top to add a soft landing spot for your headphones.



5 minutes

Hang your headphones on the stand. Wind up the cord and insert it into the hole to keep it tidy. If you have a 1/4" adapter plug or two, then they now have a home too! Enjoy!

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Thanks, Steve…

Matt Slaga
Looks great. Can you share the project? I can't access the easel project.
Matt Slaga
Steve Carmichael
Hi @matt slaga Hi Matt - I shared it. Thanks for letting me know.
Steve Carmichael
waylon remington
i love it, can you make some more music notes?
waylon remington
Steve Carmichael
Hi @waylon remington - Try searching google images for "black music note" and you will find all kinds of note shapes. You can save the image and use the 'Image Trace' app in Easel to import it. Then use the Easel tools to modify the shape to your liking, add the tenon, and hole for the cord.
Steve Carmichael