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Project by Paul posted 02-28-2010 06:00 PM 3855 views 21 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to someone’s house a few months ago and seen the coolest charging station that was sitting on a table next to the door. I used my cell phone to photo it and said to my self I’m going to make one. The white one is the one I photo’d
The top back deck on mine opens for easy access to a power strip as well as a large opening in the rear.
I haven’t finished the draws yet but I will add a second thin layer on the draw bottom with access from the back of the pulled out draw for hiding a few dollars. I made three for the greater family but I believe there will be a day (soon) when these are in every bedroom of every household.
I have to fill the dado tracks on the left and right. I think I will add some kind of short post or something. Turn a negitive into a positive.
For me this was a nice project to take from a quick photo to finish. I have no drawing skills and so this project helped me with that a bit. I made the first proto type out of thin ply and then tweaked my errors for the finals which are made out of 1×12 pine. I could have planed them thinner but I just couldn’t see putting all those shavings in the trash. If you google charging station you’ll see the exact one I photo’d. Seems to be a common design.

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 06:28 PM

Nice design indeed – nicely built.
Can you post another photo with the mains cord/point installed/attached?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 10:34 PM

I love your design. I’d like to 2nd the request made by woodworm. Thanks

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 03:25 AM

Photos are all up now.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 03:38 AM

very nice

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 05:55 AM

Thanks for sharing; very nicely done.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 04:08 PM

Never seen one of those before but that is cool!

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 05:55 PM

Cool station.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 03-02-2010 05:32 PM

Great Job,

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 05:53 AM

Another amazing art!
Would you mind tell me how you made it?
Thank you

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