DIY Charging Station With a Power Strip Compartment

2 Hours

I live in a 120+ year old house. If you have ever been in an old house, you will notice that there is a severe lack of outlets. Obviously, when electricity was first put into homes they did not have all the gadgets that we have now. However, the shortage of outlets leaves my counter looking like this while I alternate each thing that needs to be charged.
You can make this charging station to house all your electronics for under $5.
The best part is that it is made so a USB charging multi-port or a power strip can fit inside and only one cord needs to be plugged in to the wall!
Needed Materials:
1- 1/4" plywood or other panel product at 2' x 2'
3/4" Spade Bit
Wood glue
Paint or varnish
Step 1. Make your cuts.
1 - 11 1/2" x 5 1/4" (bottom)
1 - 11 1/2" x 4 3/4" (back)
2 - 11 1/2" x 1 1/2" (bottom strips)
1 - 11 1/2" x 5 3/8" (middle back)
1 - 11 1/2" x 5 3/16" (middle front)
1 - 12" x 3 3/4" (front)
2 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/8" Cut at a 45 degree angle on one end. The long point should measure 5 1/8". (middle dividers)
1 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" Cut at a 45 degree angle on one end. The long point should measure 5 1/4". (front divider)
2 - 7" x 5 1/4" First cut the rectangle. Then cut the incline at a 45 degree angle. The top flat part should measure 2" and the front flat part should measure 3 3/4". (sides)
Step 2: Using a 3/4" spade bit, drill holes in the 1 1/2" strips and the bottom of the middle front piece.
The remainder of the steps are simply gluing the pieces together and it is pretty lengthy. Please visit my blog post for the entire tutorial with further details and pictures.

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