The Ultimate List of 22+ DIY iPhone Docks & Stands

Apple, Featured, ToolBox, Videos Dec 07, 2009 8 Comments
iPhone-Touch ImageI became an iPhone user back in September and have naturally been obsessed with everything “iPhone” ever since – in particular, DIY (Do It Yourself) iPhone / Touch docks & stands.

I recently set up and configured, what I humbly call, my “ultimate home office” (pics coming soon) and my new iPhone just didn’t seem to fit in very well. I wanted to prop up the iPhone so I could easily watch a video podcast or simply admire it’s beautiful design, but unfortunately didn’t really have a good way of stabilizing it’s tilt.

So, I naturally turned to the web in desperate need of finding the perfect iPhone / Touch dock or stand. Due to these harsh economic times, I steered clear of the manufactured $30 – $40 docks and noticed that their were several DIY iPhone / Touch dock and stand tutorials already out there. However, it took some digging to find good ones, and I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of some of the best DIY iPhone / Touch docks and stands available. Feel free to mention others you find or have built yourself in the comments. Enjoy!


Card Paper Dock

via Dessine moi un objet

Download PDF Template

Binder Clip Dock

via Lifehacker

Toilet Paper Roll Dock

via QuiKeys


Cardboard Dock

via Geeky Gadgets

Download PDF Template

Recycled CD Dock

via Geeky Gadgets
See Geeky Gadgets website for instructions.

Lego Charging Dock

via jordanknoxpolk

LEGO Rotating Dock

via Bricks in my Pocket
Visit Bricks in my Pocket for a video demonstration and see more pics here.

NES Controller Dock

via Geeky Gadgets

Wooden Dock

via iPhone Hacks

See iPhone Hacks website for more details.

Wooden Tree Trunk Dock

via Geeky Gadgets

See Geeky Gadgets website for more details.


Automata Dock

via Murtaza Lakdawala

See website link above for more details and specific instructions.

Laser-Cut Acrylic Dock

via Tod E. Kurt

See website for more details and template files.



Laser-Cut Stand

via Makezine

See website for more details and instructions.


Paper Clip Stand

via Dean and Ying’s Blog

Download PDF Template

Coffee Sleeve Stand

via Makezine

Credit Card Stand

via hondahater21

Pencil Stand

via Geeky Gadgets

See Geeky Gadgets website for instructions.


Mini DV Case Stand

via Gizmodo

Video details additional mod allowing the device to sit horizontally – nice touch.

Binder Clip Stand

via Instructables


Download PDF Template Instructions

Wire Coat Hanger Stand (Holder)

via Gizmodo

…and some other creative hanging methods:

Dinosaur Stand

When all else fails, simply cut a hole in one of your plastic/rubber Dinosaur toys and call it good.

via Craziest Gadgets


$100 Bill Stand

Of course, the obvious DIY stand for saving money – the $100 bill stand.
via Swiss Miss

Lazy Mans Stands

For those of you that can’t possibly imagine cutting, or glueing anything:

via Gizmodo Post Comments

8 Responses to “The Ultimate List of 22+ DIY iPhone Docks & Stands”

  1. Reply residential treatment programs says:

    Thank you for sharing these DIY docks and stands. No need to buy one and I could customized it on my own design.

    Really cool stuff you’ve got.

  2. Reply Eric says:

    Wow, there are so many options. I hardly know which one to try. Perhaps the lego option brings me the most amusement!

  3. Reply Chais Meyer says:

    Great Post!
    I need to find more posts like this…every option in one place!
    Thanks again,

  4. Reply David Lano says:

    @Eric – I agree, you can’t go wrong with Lego! :)

    @Chais – Glad I could help!

  5. Reply Tanner Karn says:

    I’ve been looking all night for ‘easy’ DIY for my iPhone4s. All. Night. Then I saw the binder clip one here, and it was perfect! I’ve already seen a couple different designs/ideas for the binder clip one and they all required a whole bunch of clips. This one is easy, and easy to take with you. It’s perfect! Thanks for putting all this together, I also love the hanger one at the end!

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  7. Reply Abhishek says:

    I tried making a phone stand with a paper clip but even after using the template I was not able to make it as good as in the photo or video. So, I fashioned one myself and as it turns out, if I use two of these clips I can also prop my Nexus 7 with them. I have made an instructable and a video of the process with loads of photos. Do have a look and if possible please suggest any modifications to this design.

    Here is a link to the video –
    and here is a link to the instructable –

  8. Reply Daru says:

    WOW! I’ve been looking for a simple DIY holder for my tablet PC AND I found the right one here! The mini DV case IDEA is by far the cheapest and coolest thing. Since I’m a kid from the 90′s, I still have a lot of music casettes, so I took two cases out, glued them togetether and now I have a holder that sits and fits anywhere!

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