I thought I'd throw a guide up here for anyone interested in making a similar headphone stand. It's functional, cheap, and aesthetically pleasing...at least to my eyes.
1. 1.) Rubbermaid Hose Hook - $15
2. 2.) PVC coupler and cap - $4
3 3.) Sticky back felt - $4
4. 4.) Nut and bolt - $1
5. 5.) Electrical Tape (or any kind of black tape, really) - $1
1. 1.) Knife/Scissors
2. 2.) Screw driver
3. 3.) Wrench/Pliers
Time Required: ~ 1 hour
Step 1.) Buy necessary items. Here’s a shot of what I actually had to buy as I had the other materials on hand (total cost ~$23).
Step 2.) Remove the plastic clip from the Rubbermaid Hose Hook. On the model I had, it was as simple as prying the clips off with a flat head screw driver. Once the clip is removed, there should be an exposed pre-drilled hole that we will use later to secure the PVC.
Note: There are different models of the hose hook but most have a pre-drilled hole in some area of the clamp. There are actually two on the Rubbermaid model. The one I used is centered over the clip.
Step 3.) Tape together the PVC coupler and cap. This is temporary so don’t use too much tape. Mine looked like this:
Step. 4) Fit the PVC (taped together) over the mounting bracket (the metal piece on the top) of the hose hook and find where the pre-drilled hole is in comparison to the PVC pipe. Mark that area on the PVC as you will need to drill a hole to slot a bolt up through the PVC and metal clamp of the hose hook.
Step. 5) Remove the tape from the PVC to separate the pieces again and drill a hole in the marked area of the PVC pipe. Here was my result using an X-ACTO knife as I didn’t have my drill on hand.
Note: The pre-drilled hole in the hose hook may need to be widened depending on the bolt you use.
Step 6.) Once the hole has been made in the PVC pipe, tape the coupler and cap together again. You should be generous with the tape this time as it will not need to be removed from this point onward. Now would also be a good time to test the fit (bolt through bottom of PVC, then up through hose hook clamp). If the fit is good, go ahead and secure a nut on the end of the bolt which is now inside the PVC and on top of the metal clamp of the hose hook.
Step 7.) With the PVC secured to the hose hook clamp with a nut and bolt, add a base layer of felt to the PVC (I chose green as I didn’t have enough black for multiple layers).
Step 8.) Once I had a single layer of green felt, I took a small piece of black felt and shaped it over the back of the hose hook clamp and front of the PVC cap. I taped the edges of the black felt to the base layer as there will be another layer going on top. Only the back is covered by felt in the picture below, but the PVC cap looked identical before adding a layer of black felt.
Step 9.) Add as many layers of black felt over the base layer, and taped edges) so that the end result looks something like this:
Step 10.) Enjoy!
Edited by RockCrayfish - 1/27/14 at 4:20am