Charging Station

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 12-14-2017 03:09 AM 970 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Every couple of years I seem to remake this charging station, either because its 2 small or dont like the design or the wife asks for something that looks better.

So I scoured the internet and I found this design on Shopbot Youtube channel , you can find the video here

The video didnt give me any dimensions or specs to build it, all I know is that it looks like 1/2” plywood was used and he painted his, so I went to Sketchup to design my version.

All it takes is 1/4 sheet of plywood, oak iron-on edging to hide the plywood edges and glue.

it came out ok I wasn’t happy with the sheet of plywood I had but used it anyway and stained it and applied 3 coats of Poly acrylic. I built it in about 4/5 hours taking my time I wasn’t in any rush and it probably took 3 days to stain it and apply the acrylic.

The front of the unit has a slight arc to it as I figured I need to put some design elements on it to distract from the plywood, in hindsight if I had solid wood lying around I would of built out of that.

All the cords are kept contained on the right side of the unit when a power-strip is contained and an almighty mess of charging cords is in there (out of sight, out of mind) what I do like about is 2 things the last unit I made I used 1/4” plywood for the back panel and it subsequently warped inside the dado I had placed to keep the back aligned. The second thing is I can easily remove a cord if needed or when my son needs it to charge is ipod when he is on the computer, drove me insane when he went at the older model, it looked like a bomb hit the unit.

The unit can hold 4 Iphones and 2 IPad and if you don’t have 2 Ipads you have a shelf to put papers in or as I do I keep the box tops for my sons schools.

What I hate doing is using the iron-edging from the home depot its such terrible quality because when I was ironing it on and then removed the tape I used to temporarily keep it in place, it ripped some of the fibers of wood.. I need to buy better quality … maybe woodcraft is better.

Anyway I hope you like it and perhaps maybe gives you some inspiration in building it or something like it.

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 12-14-2017 04:00 PM

looks like a very nice place to charge things back to life …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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