iPhone 5S Dock

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Project by brianadams posted 11-21-2013 03:39 AM 2568 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To make this a short story, I was originally cutting a branch into thin slices for some coasters: simple. But when I stopped and looked at what I had left, this piece with one little stub attached, I thought this is the perfect piece for a cord to go through! I have seen a few iPhone docks already, so I knew it wasn’t an unheard of idea. But I don’t recall seeing one made out of something like this with so much “live edges” or untouched aspects to it, whatever you would call it. Until I buy another charger so I can still take one with me, this charger is not permanent. You have to pull it through just an inch or so, plug it to the bottom of the phone, then pull the cord tight again so it rests back in the dock nicely.

I was used something I had in the garage, some verathane finish, on the bottom and it turned it a nasty old waterlogged looking yellow/orange/blue… Decided I would give some mod podge a try as my finish since when I used it in the past, it seemed to be a pretty true clear finish with a little gloss. Very pleased with it as a finish!

Overall, it was a couple hours tops of work and mainly cause I was having fun with it :) Otherwise, these could be busted out in no time!


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#1 posted 11-21-2013 04:11 AM

I am glad I am not the only Oregon sawdust maker to think like this!

I like it!
I have made desk name signs using “live edge” log and “live edge ” coasters glued underneath with felt pads on the very bottom!

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 09:28 AM


Oh just what would we do without the help of mother nature to help with our evolving technology!!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 01:01 PM

Very ingenious!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 02:00 PM

Very cool….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 03:50 PM

That is awesome! I like it!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 06:25 PM

Nice apple tree.


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#7 posted 11-21-2013 06:51 PM

That is pretty cool.

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 07:14 PM

Thank you all very much. It is very rewarding to hear applause from other, better, woodworkers than myself!


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#9 posted 11-22-2013 09:12 AM

Cool little dock.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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