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Project by TXWoodpecker posted 422 days ago 1226 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made with the intention of trying to keep a small footprint, and charge my 8-10 devices at once if needed.
Finished project is ~ 11”x10”x8” (W x D x H)
Made of 1/4” poplar except the back is 1/2 to accomodate the screws to secure the power strips
Will be adding elastic straps underneath to better secure USB cords to the underside
Purchased two powerstips that have outlets going vertical and horizontal. This was to accomodate different plugs

Materials:
1/4 poplar (all purchased at Home Depot). Make sure you get the most straight and flat pieces. Also note that a 2” wide board is really 1 3/4”, 3” is more like 2 1/2”, etc….
Front is 1/4” x 3” x 11”
Platform bottom sides are 1/4” x 2” x 7 1/2”
Platform (what device rest on) is made of 4 strips of 1/4” x 2” x 11”, with the vertical pieces glued in between (no dado cuts)
First and Second back (vertical) are 1/4” x 4” x 11”
Last back piece (vertical) is 1/2” x 6” x 11”
3 Pieces of 1/4” x 4” poplar make the surrounding cover for the power strips
Glued all pieces. No nails, and screws only used for hook and securing power strips
Found Power Stips with vertical and horizontal outlets at Harbor Freight (cheap)

NOTE: Since the poplar widths are not accurate ie. 2” = 1 3/4”, be sure to measure your cuts for accurate fitting. I made this to fit my needs. Make one that fits yours :-)

-- Better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt ;-)





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Cool project to keep everything neat. Well done. I made on for phones on here when I first joined.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 422 days ago

That’s pretty neat. Good job.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Tim

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Who paints wood these days?!? Looks great even without seeing the grain!

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#4 posted 420 days ago

Sleek and neat charging station! It goes very well with the gadgets, very nice black color. Well done!

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Xodus

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#5 posted 416 days ago

Nice design, do you have any issues with heat from the powerstrips and adapters?

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TXWoodpecker

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#6 posted 416 days ago

Thanks everyone for the nice comments :-)

@Xodus – I have not had any issues with the powerstips or adapters overheating. Took this into consideration when I saw that many store bought charging stations had a “hidden” powerstrip that was covered/encased in the unit. I put these on the back, leaving the back open, so any heat from them can disapate. Granted this works for me since the back of my charging station faces a wall, so it is out of direct view

-- Better to be thought a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt ;-)

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