More detail about the Tablet & Cell Phone Charging Station
I added a bit of personalization
The method that I used is to wipe lacquer thinners on the wood and to press a printout onto the wet thinners. You have to be quick about this before the thinners start drying. A laser printer printout is needed for this. The thinners dissolves the printer ink which is transferred to the wood. A fine woodgrain works best. I sanded down to 800 grid to get the wood as smooth as possible.
For lettering you need a mirror image.
I created the mirror text in MS PowerPoint by creating a word image and then flipping it by 180 degrees.
Here are a few photos of the locking pin details
I also had to make use of some innovating clamping techniques
I used dowels to strengthen the panel joints by drilling holes afterwards and inserting 3mm dowels.
The Sketchup plan for this project is available over here
Here are some pictures of the plan
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