Torii Charging Station

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Project by greg48 posted 10-21-2014 06:31 PM 1786 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time back the wife was looking through some box designs on Pintrest and came upon an idea posted by Kris ? here for a phone/tablet charging station that she thought “we” might like to have for our collection of devices. As chance would have it, right next to the Pintrest post was a jewelry box by fellow LJ’er Ruddy ( Inspired by Ruddy’s design and the wife’s charging station request, I was off on another adventure in sawdust production.

Shown in this project is the prototype I built for the wife. I used figured Maple for the body, with Bubinga accents. The box sides are attached to the legs using offset and staggered mortise and tenon joinery. The torii gate design is assembled with through half laps and attached to the rear panel in a stopped dadoe. 3/16” veneered mdf for the flooring is rabbeted into the sides and front/back of the body with drilled holes for access of the charging cords beneath the box. The whole unit measures 13 1/2” wide, by 7 1/2” deep, by 11” high (at the torii design).

A second charging station is being constructed at this time (using Koa for the legs and accents) as a gift and companion piece to one of the mirrors I finished a bit earlier []. One last credit is due to Kiefer for his blog on using the french curve here, it certainly made the process of drawing curves a lot easier.

Thanks for looking in and all comments, critiques, and insults are welcome.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 10-21-2014 06:57 PM

How does electricity get to the devices? I see no wires. Are you using QI wireless charging? If not, how does one align the device’s chargin/USB/iWhatever port to the connector at the bottom of the crate?

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 10:31 PM

Purdy cool. Nice design and wood combos as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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