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Charge It for Mother's Day!

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 05-17-2016 12:26 PM 727 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

For Mother’s Day my wife asked me to make something to hold our miscellaneous electronics while charging. I thought of several ideas and finally went with this one. It had to hold two laptops, two smartphones, an ipod, a ipad, and my e-reader as well as a few sets of earbuds and a few memory sticks.

I used some pine that I previously found along the road in the form of an old headboard and foot board for a bed. After cleaning it up it had a nice look to the grain. The thickness is just under 3/4 inch. Chamfers on a few of the edges help give it a less clunky, thinner look to the edges. The whole thing measures about 15×15x6 inches.

[Below] To put this all together I cut shallow dadoes into the pieces to help align the parts.

I made the long stowage drawer from some thinner ‘drawer wood’. I was amazed at how well it fit in the space. I must be getting better at drawers.

The finish is danish oil, a finish I’m starting to really like.

[Below] The dadoes allowed me to test fit the piece with only one clap to hold it together.

[Below] This is the disorder that this project has cleaned up.

[Below] And the mandatory clamp up photo. Notice I’m even using my wood C-clamp. The darn thing works! I should make some more.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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BB1

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 01:52 PM

Very nice and really like the drawer for all the cords etc.

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 04:06 PM



Very nice and really like the drawer for all the cords etc.

- BB1

Thanks. That drawer could be a comedy bit. It’s sooo looong! One of my better projects.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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majuvla

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 06:42 PM

Very well organized. There were never more electronic devices in our homes. The more wireless devices we have, the more wires there are laying arround.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 06:52 PM



Very well organized. There were never more electronic devices in our homes. The more wireless devices we have, the more wires there are laying arround.

- majuvla

Don’t worry. I’ve heard they are coming out with ‘wireless charging’. That’s something I fist saw on Stargate Universe.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 11:37 PM

Looks great, Dave! Was fun following along on this project!

-- Dean

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 11:04 AM



Looks great, Dave! Was fun following along on this project!

- Mean_Dean

Thanks. Second day in use and no one has complained about anything. Looks like a winner.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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CFrye

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#7 posted 05-20-2016 01:32 PM

I immediately thought of Betty and Wilma when I read your post title, Dave!

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Great job on the organizer!

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 05-20-2016 04:31 PM

Candy,

That’s probably where it came from. I was raised on the Flintstones.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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