DIY Drill Charging Station

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About: Former NFL Offensive lineman turned Furniture maker. I am self taught and sharing my experiences with the world!

Over the last few years I find myself collecting more and more drills and drivers. With that comes storage, and the old way I was storing it wasn't cutting it anymore. So I build a big drill charging station to hold all my cordless drills and drivers, as well as all of their chargers! This thing has lots of storage and is a big space saver in the shop. Check it out Here!

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MY WOODWORKING TOOLS!

  • Track Saw
  • 23g Pin nailer
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw

Step 1: Break Down Sheet Goods

I begin by breaking down the sheet goods to rough dimensions with my track saw, then final dimensions on the table saw and miter saw.

Step 2: Layout & Cut Dados

Layout 3/4” dados using a table saw or a router. *CUT ALL DADOS 1/3 THE THICKNESS OF THE MATERIAL roughly 1/4”. Be sure to measure the distance between each dado, it is a common mistake to rely on your table saw fence and make a mistake. Be sure to use your tape measure to measure to the outside of your dado stack, to the fence.

Step 3: Cut Angles & Rip Top

  • Mark down 3” from the top and cut the angles for the sides and the inside shelving. I use my track saw for this, but you can use a jig on the table saw, jig saw, or bandsaw.
  • To match the face of the box. Use a straight edge and a bevel gauge to transfer the angle to your table saw. Rip the top on your table saw or with your circular saw .

Step 4: Pre-Drill & Attach Hangers

  • Pre drill from the bottom the holes to mount the vertical hangers
  • After Pre-drilling the holes attach To the dado slots using glue and 1 1/4” Screws. Be sure to countersink your screws on the opposite side

Step 5: Assemble Carcass

  • Assemble the outside and back of the cabinet together. Using glue in the dados on the sides and use countersunk screws from the outside evenly spaced. Then attach the back using glue and countersunk screws
  • With the sides assembled, trim off the excess from the tops with a flush trim saw. Then pre-drill and assemble the interior shelf using glue and screws. Be sure to countersink all screws.

Step 6: Face Frame Assembly

  • I mill the stock for the assembly at this step. I plane everything down to 3/4" thickness and rip it down to 3/4" thickness.
  • I cut the face frame referencing the carcass. Then attach it with glue and 23g pin nails.

Step 7: Pre-Drill & Attach Hangers

  • Pre-Drill the hangers and attach using a spacer to make sure they're perfectly centered\
  • Sand the cabinet to 120 grit and then finish with your favorite finish.
  • hang your unit and fill it up

For more detailed step by step and downloadable PDF Check out the full plan !

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    stevemoseley

    6 months ago

    Great looking charging station. I like the sloped top to give you a better view of the chargers. It probably helps keep them at the front edge and makes them more visible too. Well done!

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    PrairieBrit

    6 months ago

    Nice 'ible. Adding some dimensions would be useful, although I see they are available for $5 via the video link ...

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    Kink Jarfold

    6 months ago on Step 7

    Very nicely documented, even though I prefer plug-ins for my small shop. Batteries and I just don't see eye to eye. However, I can use this basic design for other things in my shop. But isn't that what we do? Take an idea and make it our own? Great instructable.

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    bryans workshop

    6 months ago

    Awesome! Man, you got a lot of drills! Which is your favorite?