Telephone Stand And Stool 259



2 pcs. 7/8"x9 1/4"xl9" S 2 S Top.

3 pcs. 7/8"x4 3/4"xl5" S 2 S Top rail.

4 pes. 1 1/2"xl 1/2"x30" S 4 S Legs. 3 pes. 1/2"x2l4"xl5" Trim.

2 pes. 3/4"x6 1/2"xl3" Shelf (soft wood). 1 pc. 3/4"xl 1/2"xl5" Front edge of shelf.

3 pes. 3/4"x2 3/4"xl5" Lower cross rails and stretcher.

Oak (Chap. III., Par. 29).


2 pcs. 7/8"x6 1/4"xl3" 4 pcs. 7/8"x2 3/4"xl0" 4 pcs. 1 1/2"xl 1/2"xl8"

3 pes. 3/4"x2 1/4"x10" l 1/2 dozen l 1/2" No.

10 F. H. B. screws.

Introductory Statement

It is often desirable to have the telephone on a stand rather than on the wall; in this case it is well to provide a stand and stool on purpose for the use of the 'phone.

The one given in this lesson is so planned that when the stool is not in use it hangs under the stand. In this position it is out of the way and still always ready for immediate use. The illustration shows two views, one with the stool in front of the stand ready for use and the other with the stool hanging in position.


Modern American Telephony in All Its Branches, Smith. Fredrick

Drake Co., Chicago. Telephone Hand Book, Victor Laughter. Fredrick Drake Co., Chicago. Drake's Telephone Hand Book, Moreton. Fredrick Drake Co., Chicago. Wireless Telephone and Telegraph, Chas. Ashley. American Technical Society.

Telephone Stand & Stool

Telephone Stand & Stool

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 261Introductory Statement 262

Specifications The Stand


The top of this stand is to be made by gluing together two pieces. This must be done with a dowel joint. Clamp up the work securely, remove all surplus glue, and leave it at least twelve hours for the glue to harden.

The Corner Posts

Although this material is furnished S 4 S, it will be necessary for you to resurface it, making it perfectly square. Finish with a sharp steel scraper. Cut the required lengths, lay out and cut the mortises to receive the rails.

The Top Rails

Notice that there are top rails only on three sides; the front is left open to form a shelf.

The top rails are to be joined to the legs with mortise and tenon joints. Square the stock for the rails, and make them the width shown in the drawing. Cut the required length, allowing for tenons. Lay out and cut the tenons. Be sure that the lengths of the opposite side rails are the same between shoulders. Test each tenon in the mortise for which it is intended; they must fit snugly. The tenons must not bind sidewise, or they may split the posts.