Charging Station

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Project by Mijohnst posted 04-29-2021 09:30 PM 938 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a long time and decided to make two for some friends of mine. I looked at what several that people had done and decided that one small cabinet would be a good place to hide anything.

I originally thought that I could get 7 tools to hang under but ended having to remake the template so that 6 could. I created a template and used my router to cut them out. For each of the fingers that the tools rest on, I cut some swooping supports to help keep it all ridged. I bought some pin hinges and used a finger hole instead of a knob for the doors. I put in a french cleat on the backside of the cabinet to hide the hanging mechanism. Two slots at the top shelf for a power outlet and finished up with a few coats of Shellac to bring out the end-grain on the plywood. I’m going to make a few more of these for other friends when the price of lumber comes down.

I also didn’t use any fasteners. All the weight is supported on dados and glue. The only metal used was for the pin hinges and they’re hidden.

All in all, it was a fun project and I hope my buddies have many years’ use out of them. I also took a little time to show my nephew how to do a little woodworking. Big win all around…

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#1 posted 04-30-2021 12:07 PM

Looks awesome! like your idea of using swooping supports, really adds to the look. You have some lucky friiends.

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#2 posted 04-30-2021 06:57 PM

Nice! Love the Roll Tide lettering on the front! Where will the chargers go? On top? Inside? Nice work!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#3 posted 04-30-2021 07:13 PM

Thank y’all! I bought that lettering on Etsy. I don’t have a laser cutter and so it’s worth the $6 for someone else to do a much better job. lol. I added another picture so you could see how it hangs on the wall. I’d build a ton of these if the lumber wasn’t stupid expensive right now. I hope it comes back down soon.

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#4 posted 05-01-2021 01:37 AM

Nice work, looks fantastic!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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