|Project by DonJ||posted 09-29-2010 04:06 PM||2564 views||10 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this charging station with inspiration (and permission) from a jewelery chest built by Ed Sallee. I also used his source for the cocobolo. The contrasting wood is birdseye maple. The finish is sprayed on lacquer. The size was dictated by the power strip (13” wide; 8 3/4” deep; and 4” high). I still have to build a little protective shelf/cover over the wiring at the toggle switch. With the toggle switch, I can leave the power strip on all the time, but only give it the power when a phone is plugged in via turning on the toggle switch (which has a red LED light that turns on when power is on to the power strip). The top rests in a dado and can be pulled back to expose the power strip and then another compartment towards the front of the box. The strip of cocobolo on the front of the box appears to be a handle for a drawer, but is only decorative. This was a prototype before I build three more for Christmas presents for my three boys. The only changes I’ll be making is to add a half inch to the width and put a small radius on the edges of the cocobolo on the top of the box.
-- Don, San Antonio, TX