DIY Charging Dock

Getting slowed down with cords? This little dock helps to arrange your units and offers the right spot to cost your telephone. An awesome addition to your night time stand or workplace!

DIY charging station box

DIY charging station supplies

Provides:

  • picket field
  • thick piece of cork
  • xacto knife
  • piece of nook bead or sq. dowel rod
  • stain or paint
  • drill
  • noticed
  • 1 half inch drill bit
  • wooden glue or screws
  • brush or rag to use stain or paint

charging station how to instructions

Directions:

1. Begin by creating the ledge on your cork to relaxation on. Measure and mark in your nook bead or dowel rod (both will work for this), your dimensions for the inside of the field and minimize with the noticed.

2. Measure down 1 inch contained in the field and use wooden glue or screws to connect the wooden to the within of the field. Repeat steps 1 and a couple of for all four sides of the field till you might have created a ledge.

charging station DIY tutorial

three. As soon as the ledge is full and dry (ought to take about quarter-hour with the wooden glue), measure and reduce the cork that would be the prime of the dock. Use an xacto knife and a straight edge for a pleasant even reduce. Place contained in the field to make sure that it matches. If not then you possibly can minimize down extra or sand down to suit. Be sure to make use of a pleasant thick cork that may help the load or a number of units.

four. Subsequent drill a gap behind the field together with your giant drill bit (that is the place you’ll feed cords out and in of).

5. To make the twine holes for the highest of the field, use a round form (like a bit of PVC pipe) to hint and minimize two semi circles within the cork, evenly spaced. Set this apart for the top.

6. Lastly stain or paint the wooden field. Right here we used a pleasant darkish walnut stain to go with the lighter coloured cork. Get colourful with a brilliant paint for this half or pure with a transparent varnish for those who choose.

DIY charging station

As soon as the stain is dry, assemble your docking station by putting the cork again on the ledge and feeding your cords in via the again and up by means of the slots within the cork. Because the cork is simply resting on the ledge and doesn’t want glued in, you’ll be able to simply pull it as much as maneuver even bigger cords and cables by way of.

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