I recently upgraded to the iPhone 4S, and I love it. But just like my older iPhone, it's tough to make it through the day without recharging the battery. So I keep a wall charger at work. I've been looking for something that might make a cool, stylin' holder for my phone at work, and I think I've found something pretty unique.
I was looking around on ebay for vintage tiki items when I found this guy.
He's in a crouching position, and in front of his feet is a leaf-shaped trough which looks like it was meant to be used as an ashtray. Now who would want a WOODEN ashtray?!?
Well, Uncle Atom doesn't smoke, but he wanted a wooden ashtray. And he got it.
I was the only bidder on this guy, and he recently came in the mail. Now I have to tell you, I did have a little guilt when I decided to put a hole in the ashtray part so I could run a charging cable, but, I got over that and decided that giving this tiki dude a job would be good for his self esteem.
All I did was stand the phone up so it would lean against the tiki's chin, then I traced around the base of the phone and marked where I wanted the cord to be. A little masking tape, some drilling, chiseling, sawing and sanding, followed by a little tung oil, and I was done.
I also cut a channel to run the charging cord underneath.
So here's the end result: one less tiki dude on the unemployment line, and a unique phone charging stand for pretty cheap!