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iPhone Charging Station (2nd Edition)

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Project by edwood1975 posted 04-08-2015 12:15 AM 1006 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I made a very good charging station and it looked great more since I made it we’ve added another iPad and iPods so I had to come with a better solution so I saw this design on this site http://woodworking.formeremortals.net/2013/01/build-a-device-charging-station/......

I based my design very loosely on the above design since I’m not yet too familiar with router type joinery as he used but the results are compariable.

I went to my trusty Sketchup and drew these plans up…

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The supplies I had to get included the following:1×12x6’ length of pine board
2’x2’x1/4” piece of finished plywood
And finally a 6 plug adapter (with dimensions less than 10.5” in length to fit in the powerstrip compartment.
Glue
1 1/4” pocket screws

Tools I used:
Router ( and table)
Drill press
Jigsaw
Drills
Clamps
Pocket hole jig

I think it came together very well and I’m wondering wether to finish it or leave alone…

-- Ed





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Roger

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#1 posted 04-08-2015 11:38 AM

Nice idea Ed. I think the only thing I might add would be a few holes to give that power supply a little air. Some of those plugs get warm.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 12:12 PM



Nice idea Ed. I think the only thing I might add would be a few holes to give that power supply a little air. Some of those plugs get warm.

- Roger


Thanks Roger I built the unit with that concept in mind every surface around the powerstrip cavity has either a series of strips cut into thrm or the 2nd tier where the actual iPhones charge have slots as well.. Below the iPhone’s there are more powercord slots overall I think there is not one surface where hot air or heat cannot escape

-- Ed

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jroot

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#3 posted 04-08-2015 12:39 PM

I like the idea. My charging station is somewhat cluttered. Mind if I mimic your ideas?

-- jroot

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edwood1975

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 12:44 PM



I like the idea. My charging station is somewhat cluttered. Mind if I mimic your ideas?

- jroot

Jroot of course not its not all my idea I got a couple of ideas off the web and incorporated them into the design… Good luck the tricky part is routering the base to receive the side shelf supports so as that there flush with the oval side panels

-- Ed

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greg48

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 07:23 PM

Wow, 8 cord slots! You and the missus planning some expansion? Looks like you took to that Sketchup program, nice tool huh?

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

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