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DIY Drill Charging Station

John Malecki

DIY Drill Charging Station

Build a simple and easy Drill Charging Station to store all of your cordless drills and much more!

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Jun 2, 2018

In this video I make an easy drill charging station for my shop!

Over the last few years I find myself collecting more and more drills and drivers. With that comes storage, and the old way I was storing it wasn’t cutting it anymore. So I build a big drill charging station to hold all my cordless drills and drivers, as well as all of their chargers! This thing has lots of storage and is a big space saver in the shop. Check it out Here!

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This build is pretty straight forward. It can be done in a multitude of ways and scaled down to fit any shop! So snag up this easy 10 page plan including cut list and diagrams and get organized! DOWNLOAD THE PLAN HERE

  1. Break Down Sheet Goods
  2. Layout & Cut Dados
  3. Cut Angles & Rip Top
  4. Pre-Drill & Attach Hangers
  5. Assemble Carcass
  6. Face Frame Assembly
  7. Pre-Drill & attach Hanger Plates

Break Down Sheet Goods

I begin by breaking down the sheet goods to rough dimensions with my track saw, then final dimensions on the table saw and miter saw.

Drill Charging Station - Breakdown

Drill Charging Station - Breakdown

Layout & Cut Dados

Drill Charging Station Dados

– Layout 3/4” dados using a table saw or a router. *CUT ALL DADOS 1/3 THE THICKNESS OF THE MATERIAL roughly 1/4”. Be sure to measure the distance between each dado, it is a common mistake to rely on your table saw fence and make a mistake. Be sure to use your tape measure to measure to the outside of your dado stack, to the fence.

Cut Angles & Rip Top

Drill Charging Station Cut Angles

Mark down 3” from the top and cut the angles for the sides and the inside shelving. I use my track saw for this, but you can use a jig on the table saw, jig saw, or bandsaw.

Drill Charging Station Bevel Angle

Drill Charging Station Rip Top

To match the face of the box. Use a straight edge and a bevel gauge to transfer the angle to your table saw. Rip the top on your table saw or with your circular saw .

Pre-Drill & Attach Hangers

Drill Charging Station Pre Drill
Drill Charging Station Pre Drill

Pre drill from the bottom the holes to mount the vertical hangers

Drill Charging Station Attach Hangers

Drill Charging Station Attach Hangers

Drill Charging Station Attach Hangers

After Pre-drilling the holes attach To the dado slots using glue and 1 1/4” Screws. Be sure to countersink your screws on the opposite side

Assemble Carcass

Drill Charging Station Assemble Sides

Assemble the outside and back of the cabinet together. Using glue in the dados on the sides and use countersunk screws from the outside evenly spaced. Then attach the back using glue and countersunk screws

Drill Charging Station Flush Trim
Drill Charging Station Interior Shelf
Drill Charging Station Interior Shelf

With the sides assembled, trim off the excess from the tops with a flush trim saw. Then pre-drill and assemble the interior shelf using glue and screws. Be sure to countersink all screws.

Face Frame Assembly

Drill Charging Station Mill Stock

Drill Charging Station Mill Stock

Drill Charging Station Mill Stock

I mill the stock for the assembly at this step. I plane everything down to 3/4″ thickness and rip it down to 3/4″ thickness.

Drill Charging Station Cut & Attach Face Frame
Drill Charging Station Cut & Attach Face Frame
Drill Charging Station Cut & Attach Face Frame

I cut the face frame referencing the carcass. Then attach it with glue and 23g pin nails.

Pre-Drill & Attach Hangers

Drill Charging Station Cut & Attach Face Frame

Drill Charging Station Cut & Attach Face Frame

Pre-Drill the hangers  and attach using a spacer to make sure they’

Drill Charging Station Sand

Drill Charging Station Finish

Sand the cabinet to 120 grit and then finish with your favorite finish.

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Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

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7
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Jun 2, 2018
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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!