Charging Station

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Project by Bryan Herde posted 01-14-2011 06:22 AM 3501 views 20 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a pair of these (his and hers kinda thing) but don’t have pictures of the other on yet. This was a plan from Wood Magazine. It was fun to make except the plans measurements were whacked but overall was a fun and very useful little project for my beginner skill level.

-- Bryan H

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 06:38 AM

Great job, your work and wood selections are perfect.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 06:57 AM

This is one of the better charging stations I’ve seen. Thanks for posting.

And Welcome to Lumber Jocks.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 07:03 AM

Beautifully made CS. Keep it up!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 09:42 AM

Nicely done.

It is a great idea, I need to make one for our collection.

What magazine was it in?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 03:12 PM

Nice choice of woods, and very usefull.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 03:21 PM

That is very nice looking. Great job there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 03:33 PM

Very nice, Love the flip down front.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 03:52 PM

You could send the other one to me! Really nice job. What type of finish did you use?

-- Chuck

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 05:16 PM

Very nice project. Fav’d for future build.
Thx for sharing it with us!

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 05:22 PM

Nice job!

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 08:23 PM


Nice Job! I built a couple of these 2 years ago. I think the plan was in Woodsmith. You are right about the measurements. I changed the dimensions a bit after the first one to accomodate the power strips that I could find and also for the chargers so they fit better. I like your choice of wood and the grain/pattern of it. I have had many people ask where they could buy these.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 08:54 PM

Good job
Good choice of wood

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 09:20 PM

Nice job on a good, practical project.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 10:18 PM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Yes I was mistaken about the magazine, it was from Woodsmith Magazine and will say if you build this from there plans double check all measurements. For me, the walnut and ash fit together nicely and I have used this combination a couple of times before. I really like ash and have a local guy that I get it pretty cheap from, maybe that’s why I like it so much. It goes good with cherry as well. As for the finish I just used a satin wipe on poly from Minwax. Thank you again to everyone.

I am a Fallout game fan and have spent far to much time on that crazy game

-- Bryan H

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#15 posted 01-15-2011 12:13 AM

Great looking project, which issues of woodsmith was it out of?

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