Published on August 28th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


A quality headphone stand for cheap

Wiretap builds this solid headphone stand from Ikea parts.

headphone stand
Parts list:
Main stand portion: Bjarnum Shelf Bracket 11”
Headphone holder post: Capita Leg 4”
Wire wrapping posts: Attest Knob

He says, “Some shorter bolts are needed for mounting the leg and knobs to the Bjarnum Shelf Bracket. They can be found at your local hardware store. Take the Capita Leg and Attest Knob to the hardware store with you to find the appropriate thread pattern and size. (metric thread size) The new bolts for the Attest Knob need to be 1/2” long, and the new bolt for the Capita Leg should be no longer than 3/4”.

headphone standOne hole needs to be drilled with a 3/8” or equivalent drill bit, and that is for mounting the Capita Leg to the ‘top front face’ of the Bjarnum Shelf Bracket. Measure 1” down from the top and center of the front face of the shelf bracket. Drill the hole carefully so it is perfectly on center. After that is drilled, you can put the large bolt through the hole and mount the Capita leg to the shelf bracket.

Now, there are already two other holes that were supposed to be used for set screws on the shelf bracket, but it turns out the knob bolts will fit through them perfectly. Put the small bolts through those holes and thread on the knobs. Then all you need to do is mount the assembled headphone stand to your desk. I drilled some 3/16” holes through my desk and mounted it with machined bolts, using washers and nuts on the other side to keep it secure. If you don’t want to drill through your desk, you can also make a custom base for it, but that is up to you.”

See more of wiretap’s headphone stand.

Updated! February 23, 2009
Lauri’s headphone stand from a toilet roll holder
She says, “I modified Grundtal toilet roll holder to a nice headphone stand. It stands next to my new rack that is made also from Ikea materials. The moding was very easy. Just slowly bend the metal.”

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16 Responses to A quality headphone stand for cheap

  1. Laptop Parts says:

    I love this idea, and I think more than one is good to have. I have multiple pairs of head phones and even ones for Mixing (yea, I know I shouldn’t mix with headphones, but my neighbors already called the cops for “gun shots” in the music). I always ended up putting them on my pop filter though. Great idea! I love the entire blog and this post. Definitely a money saver.

  2. Ryan says:

    Few things. First, I used a 3/8 bit and the bolt didn’t go throw so I had to use a larger bit, so you may want a larger bit. Second, since the head phone holder comes in a 4 pack I have 2 extra (made 2 of them). So i’ll mail them to you for $2 dollars plus shipping. They are $10 dollars for the 4 pack, new. Please read the comments bellow before you email me to see if I still have them.

    US residents only please.

    dark d o t phenomenon a t gmail d o t com

  3. Anonymous says:

    what items did you use for the rack?

  4. Anonymous says:

    “what model headphones are those”

    I believe they are Beyerdynamic dt-770′s


    I have a pair and I love them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Blogger Joe said…

    What model are those headphones?

    they look like Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. i have a set, and they are fantastic.


  6. Mike says:

    I’ll never be able to build this in my city apartment without the right tools. Anyone want to sell me one of their four pre-built?

  7. Mike says:

    Looks like all the parts are available online now.
    I’ll never be able to have the clamps to build this in my city apartment. Anyone want to sell me one of their four pre-built?

  8. Anonymous says:

    So I went ahead and built one of these. Looks quite nice. Unfortunately, Ikea (USA) will not ship all the parts anymore. I think it’s the Capita leg that’s the problem, but I don’t remember. They still had stock at the one I went to.

    To answer some other questions – the Capita leg is U-shaped, so it is open to the back. That makes it very easy to install the hardware.

    I found the bolts at Lowes in the hardware drawers for small projects that they have in the fastener section. For the Attest knobs, I had to get a metric size.

    For a base, I am temporarily using a free Ikea flooring sample that they had in the self-serve area. It looks ok for now :) .

  9. Anonymous says:

    Any idea for where to get a nice birch wood (or other) base for this project?

  10. Inga says:

    Very sleek and creative! My husband would love this

  11. Joe says:

    What model are those headphones?

  12. blackfeathers says:

    i was inspired by w1retap to make them myself. i’ve uploaded pictures in my flickr account for those still on the fence of making theirs. they can be found here: my flickr ikea diy headphone picture set

  13. Anonymous says:

    I did something very similar:


    I need to do that for my desk now that I have seen how slick it can be!


  14. Frank Zen says:

    So I take it you drill all the way through. He didn’t show any pictures of the other side… Pretty smart nonetheless.

  15. Anonymous says:

    What is “equivalent” to a 3/8″ drill :) . Seriously – looks pretty good!

  16. PestProJoe says:

    Love the site! Seriously ingenious.


    Do it Yourself Pest Control

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