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DIY Headphone Stand with Free Woodworking Plans

Need a good place to hang your headset on your desk? Follow along with our free woodworking plans to make this DIY headphone stand. This makes a great gift for him!

Thank you to Kreg for this DIY headphone stand project! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

How does that saying go..? Everything in your home should have a place.

I’m all for it. Finding a place for everything in your home is truly the key to eliminating clutter and all that comes with it.

And if you can create an exciting, fun, and unique place to house your things… why not? The little joy that comes when you put your things away will usher in that “joy of decluttering” that everyone talks so much about. I think Marie Kondo would be proud. #sparkjoy

Maybe that’s why a lot of our DIY projects are centered around storage…this clothing rack for dress-up clothes, mudroom lockers for backpacks and jackets, the bedside table for books, the rack for firewood, the hallway cabinet for our printer, banquette bench with extra storage in our kitchen, even the pegboard wall for craft supplies.

SO many of the things we do are around creating functional, unique, and stylish storage.

That’s what this little DIY headphone stand is. A simple place to hang up headphones on your desk so everything looks in its place.

Kreg 720PRO Pocket Hole Jig

If you’ve been following Making Manzanita for a bit, you know that we are big fans of the Kreg pocket hole system. We built tons of projects using our original K5 Pocket Hole Jig, we even have a super detailed guide and video about how to use it that you can check out here.

Last year, in 2021, Kreg released brand new pocket hole systems that replaced the K4 and K5, and the upgrades are pretty freakin’ awesome.

The new 720PRO (which we were using for this DIY headphone hanger) and the 520PRO (which replaced the smaller K4 system) were improved a ton, the most noticeable change being that they are easier to set up and use – score.

Man making pocket holes in a board using a pocket hole jig.

My favorite new feature of 720PRO and 520PRO is the clamp that you don’t have to adjust anymore. You should clamp it down and it automatically adjusts to match the thickness of your wood, so cool, right?

Pocket hole joinery is definitely one of the easiest ways to join wood in woodworking projects. It’s our favorite hidden weapon for beginning woodworkers!

Want to learn more? I wrote a super detailed guide & created a video all about how to set up your Kreg 720PRO Pocket Hole and use it, so be sure to check that out too!

We teamed up with our friends Kreg again for these DIY headphone hanger woodworking plans and we are sharing them online for free, which are now available on KregTool.com!

Kreg’s website is chocked full of so many easy-to-follow FREE woodworking plans! I promise that you are going to find so much inspiration while you’re there! It is a goldmine!

Ready to see how the DIY headphone stand turned out??

View of DIY headphone stand with headphones sitting on the corner of a desk next to a computer.
Closeup view of the back of the DIY headphone stand.
Closeup side view of the DIY headphone stand with Sony headphones hanging on it.

Isn’t this so cool? We love how it turned out and definitely helps make his desktop a little more organized and intentional.

Closeup front view of DIY headphone stand with Sony headphones hanging on the arm of the stand.

Now before we jump into the cost breakdown for the DIY headphone stand, keep in mind that we used oak hardwood – which is a more expensive type of wood. If you wanted to reduce the cost, you could go with a cheaper wood – like poplar. This saves you a few bucks on the cost of wood.

DIY Wooden Headphone Stand Cost Breakdown

Note: these costs are, of course, subject to change and may be different in your region.

Wood Products Needed

Materials Needed

  • Spray polyurethane = $8.48
  • ¼” T-Nut = $1.28
  • ¼” Hanger Bolt = $1.86

**Already on hand: 80 & 150 grit sandpaper, 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws, wood glue, pocket hole plugs, and all tools required, like the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 720Pro **

Total Cost of Wood Headphone Stand – $26.32

So even in the small things, like this DIY headphone stand, you can find joy! Whether you’re making this as a gift for someone else or you will put it on your desk for headphones, it is such a fun project!

Would you make this DIY headphone stand for your desk?

Let us know in the comments below!

DIY Headphone Stand

DIY Headphone Stand

Yield: 1 DIY Headphone Stand
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $30

Looking for a great gift for him? This DIY headphone stand is easy to make and the perfect gift for anyone on your gift giving list.

Materials

  • Wood per the plans
  • Box Of 1 ¼” Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (See Tools List)
  • 180 Grit Sandpaper
  • 150 Grit Sandpaper
  • Spray Polyurethane
  • 1¼” T-Nut
  • 1¼” Hanger Bolt (3 In.)
  • Wood Glue
  • Pocket Hole Plugs (Oak)

Tools

  • Kreg 720 Pro Pocket Hole Jig
  • Miter saw
  • Table saw
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Orbital sander
  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Compass

Instructions

    1. Cut wood according to the visual cut list in the woodworking plans with a miter saw.
    2. Create a round dowel from a square piece of lumber.
    3. Drill pocket holes as shown in the woodworking plans. We used the 720 Pro.
    4. Using the two pocket holes you drilled for this design attached the back to the base.
    5. Drill holes for the hanger bolt and t-nut.
    6. Hammer in the t-nut, then thread in the hanger bolt and attach the dowel to the back.
    7. Fill pocket holes and paint or stain.

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