Cordless Tool Charging Station

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buildsomething added on 7/14/2015

Cordless tools are great, but finding a place to keep their chargers and batteries can be a challenge. This wall-mounted station offers space for several chargers, plus storage for three drills. It’s a great way to keep your cordless tools organized and ready to go.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Make a Top Shelf

Cut a Top Shelf length from a 1x4 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Also Cut the Top Shelf Trim from a 1x2 board. With your pocket hole jig set up for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in the Top Shelf, as shown.

2

Add Top Shelf Trim

Now you can attach the Top Shelf Trim to the Top Shelf using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws. Then attach this assembly to the Top Rail.

3

Make a Top Rail

Cut a Top Rail length from a 1x6 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. With your pocket hole jig set up for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in the Top Rail, as shown.

4

Attach the Top Rail

Now you can attach the Top Shelf assembly to the Top Rail using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws.

5

Make the Middle Shelf

Cut a Middle Shelf length from a 1x8 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. With your pocket hole jig set up for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in the Top Shelf, as shown. Then drill three holes in the Middle Shelf using a 2 1/2" hole saw, as shown. You’ll be able to slip your drills into these holes for storage.

6

Attach the Middle Shelf

Next, attach the Middle Shelf to the Top Shelf/Rail assembly using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws, as shown.

7

Make the Bottom Shelf Parts

Cut a Bottom Shelf length from a 1x8 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Also Cut the Bottom Shelf Trim from a 1x2 board. With your pocket hole jig set up for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in the Bottom Shelf, as shown. Then drill a half-circle cutout along the back edge of the Middle Shelf using a 2 1/2" hole saw, as shown. You can also trim off the outer corner of the Bottom Shelf Trim at each end as shown, if you wish. Just stand the piece on edge on your miter saw, set the saw for a 45° miter, and trim off the corners.

8

Assemble the Bottom Shelf

Attach the Bottom Shelf Trim to the Bottom Shelf assembly using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws, as shown. Note that the Trim overhangs by 3/4" on each end, and that the Trim stands above the Shelf to help hold things in place as they sit on the shelf.

9

Create a Bottom Rail

Cut a Bottom Rail length from a 1x6 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. With your pocket hole jig set up for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in the Bottom Rail, as shown.

10

Attach the Bottom Rail

Now you can attach the Bottom Rail to the Bottom Shelf Assembly using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws, as shown.

11

Make the Ends

Cut two Ends to length from a 1x8 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Then cut the angles on the ends, as shown. You can do this easily with a miter saw by setting the saw for a 45° cut.

12

Attach the Middle Shelf Assembly

With the parts all made and the subassemblies together, you can begin final assembly. First, position the Middle Shelf/Rail/Top Shelf assembly as shown, and then attach these pieces using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws.

13

Add the Bottom Shelf and Other End

Next, position the Bottom Shelf/Rail assembly as shown, and then attach these pieces using 1 1/4" coarse-thread pocket hole screws. After that, attach the other End, and your charging station is ready to mount. You can do that by driving long wood screws through the Top Rail and into a wall stud.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x2, 48", Board  
(1) 1x4, 24", Board  
(1) 1x6, 48", Board  
(1) 1x8, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Top Shelf, 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 16"  
(1) Top Shelf Trim, 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 16"  
(1) Top Rail, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 16"  
(1) Middle Shelf, 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 16"  
(2) End, 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 26 1/2"  
(1) Bottom Shelf, 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 16"  
(1) Bottom Shelf Trim, 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 17 1/2"  
(1) Bottom Rail, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 16"  

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