How to Create a Desk Calendar Stand

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Attach trim pieces
Attach trim pieces

A quality desk calendar stand is a worthy investment if you manage your life and work by your trusty calendar. However, it doesn't have to cost you a fortune for a simple, collapsible stand you can take with you if you need to. With the ease of the pattern, the wooden stand can be made in minutes. Make more than one and you have a family book stand, or a place to rest your cookbook on while you're in the kitchen.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-by-8 inch board, 1 foot long
  • 1-inch square trim, 1 foot long
  • 1-inch square trim, 4 inches long
  • 1-by-4 inch board, 6 inches long
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Hammer and finishing nails (optional)
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 2-inch button/butt hinges with screws

Sand along all edges of the boards, as well as the corner edges of the trim pieces. Pay particular attention to the front surface of the base. This will be the surface your calendar touches.

Attach the corresponding square trim piece along one 12-inch side of the base, and one 4-inch-long side of the stand with wood glue. Use finishing nails if desired to add strength.

Attach trim pieces
Attach trim pieces

Draw a horizontal line across the back of the base board 2 inches from the top and 6 inches from the bottom. Mark a second point in the direct center of the line.

Mark the center of the 4-inch board along the edge with the trim piece. Continue the line slightly to the underside of the of the 4-inch board.

Align and attach the hinge to the underside of the base at the center along the marked line. Attach the stand portion by screwing the hinge to the marked center line on the edge of the stand.

Attach hinge at center of underside
Attach hinge at center of underside

Tips & Warnings

  • A solid wood stain or decorative paint adds a nice touch to the desk calendar stand where it will be seen often.
  • Add felted pads, if desired, to prevent scratches from getting on your desk.

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