Monday, February 15, 2016

Make a Cordless Tool Charging Station

I bought my first cordless drill and charger in 1993.  My cordless tool collection has grown a lot since then, so watch how I made a Cordless Tool Charging Station to organize them all.


I like how this cordless tool station looks more like a store display than a regular square shop cabinet.  I designed it to be build from a single 2'x4' sheet of 3/4" plywood.  The only additional piece is the logo brace at the top.  Click here to download my templates for this project.


The bottom shelf is for the battery chargers.  There is a 1" gap cut into the back of the shelf to route the power cables to to the outlet.  Two of my chargers are mounted upside down to the bottom of the shelf.

Batttery Charger Shelf

The circular saw shelf has a slot cut in it for the blade.  This allows the saw to sit flat on the shelf.  There is an 8" opening below this shelf so that the blade does not interfere with placing batteries on the charger.

Circular Saw Shelf

The drill shelf holds four drills.  My particular drills fit nicely in 1-1/2" wide slots.  You may need to measure your drills to make sure you make the slots wide enough.

Drill Shelf

The top two shelves hold a flashlight, lantern, and reciprocating saw.  The top brace with my logo on it is the only board that did not come from the sheet of plywood.  Carving the logo with the X-Carve CNC Machine was a last minute addition and I think it looks really cool.

Flashlight and Reciprocating Saw Shelf

This was a quick, easy, and fun project that adds some much needed organization to my shop.  These cordless tools were scattered everywhere, but now they have a home on the wall instead of on my work surfaces.  Thanks for checking out my project!

8 comments:

  1. Steve....Happy New Year! I enjoy your videos and your positive attitude! Keep'em coming sir :))

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    1. Thank you very much! Will do, and happy new year!

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  2. Hi Steve, really good project. It make fun to watch your Video and to read your Blog post. Thanks for sharing.

    Greetings Patrick.

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  3. Just built this last night and it works great! Took me a couple hours and other than an orbital sander and a benchtop belt sander the tools on the shelf were exclusively used to build it!

    Thanks for the plans, made the whole project quite enjoyable.

    -Hash

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    1. Hey, glad you could use the plans to build one.

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  4. Great job man! I am just getting started with wood working and I do believe this will be my first project!

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