Introduction: DIY Drill Charging Station & Organizer
This drill charging station is great to implement some shop organization!
Link to full detailed build plans - Drill Charging Station Plans
Website - https://walkersww.com/
YouTube channel - walkers woodworks
Instagram - @Walkers_woodworks
Tools used in this build: (includes affiliate links)
Amana Tool mini round over bit - https://amzn.to/2NouNbs
Amana Tool Flush trim bit - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Amana Tool Mamba 50T Blade - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Amana Tool AGE 80T Blade - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Titebond 3 - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
GRK Cabinet Screws - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
GRK Mounting Screws - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Kreg K4 Jig - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Kreg Screws - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Empire Speed Square - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Milwaukee Tape Measure - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Ridgid Miter saw - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Delta Table saw - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Dust Mask - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Bessy Clamp - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
Glu Bot - https://amzn.to/2xvIhas
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Step 1: Cutting Material and Drilling Pocket Holes
The detailed step by step plans I have available give all the measurements to cut each piece for this project.
I started out by cutting all my pieces to size over at the table saw.
Then once I had everything cut I started drilling a few evenly spaced pocket holes in: The top and bottom of the sides, Top and bottom of the two upper vertical dividers, Both ends of the horizontal dividers.
All of the vertical lower dividers get pocket holes on the top to attach them to the bottom of the lower horizontal divider. The bottom caps will be fastened by screws driven up from The underside
Step 2: Assembly
Using 1 1/4” Pocket hole screws attach the sides to the top.
Using the two vertical dividers as spacers, Attach the upper horizontal divider.
Use the bottom vertical dividers to space out the lower horizontal divider from the bottom and attach it to the sides.
Step 3: Assembly Continued
Starting from the left side space the lower vertical dividers out 5” from the side and leaving 5” between each one. Repeat 5X.
Install the upper vertical dividers to the top and the upper horizontal divider
On the right side attach the larger bottom cap using 1 1/2” cabinet screws.
Attach the rest of the bottom caps the same way.
Step 4: Final Assembly and Trimming
Use a small round over bit on your router or hand sand all the sharp edges.
Attach the back panel with brad nails or screws and then flush trim if needed.
Step 5: Adding Nailers
This would have been better if I had thought ahead of time and attached these before the back and hid the pockets.
Drill pocket holes in each end and along one long side of your nailers to attach them to the sides and top.
Attach the nailers to the inside of the cabinet with pocket screws.
Step 6: Install Time!
Find studs to mount to, clamp a level on top, Pre drill the nailers and attach the cabinet to the wall with 3” screws. I used 3 per nailer.
I drilled a couple holes in the bottom horizontal divider for cords to pass through.
Lastly (this is optional) To cover up the pocket holes and mounting screws in the nailers I cut pieces of 1/4” ply and attached them over the nailers using brad nails.
Step 7: Youre Done!
This is the state of the same charging station in my shop today. So glad I made one, its been a huge help with organization and just having a place to put all my cordless tools and other random things.
I really appreciate you taking the time to follow my build and I hope it helps you keep more organized in the shop! Again don't forgot to watch the build video to see more in depth how I did it and if you would like to support me I have full build plans available linked in the beginning. Thanks again!
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