Cordless Tool Charging Station

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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.

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • drill/driver
    drill/driver
  • miter saw
    miter saw
  • sander
    sander
  • tape measure
    tape measure
  • 2 1/2" hole saw
    2 1/2

Materials

Wood Products

  • 1 Pine board , 1x2 x 48"
  • 1 Pine board , 1x3 x 48"
  • 1 Pine board , 1x4 x 24"
  • 1 Pine board , 1x6 x 48"
  • 1 Pine board , 1x8 x 96"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 35 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws
  • 2 3" wood screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 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 Side , 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"

Directions

  • Make a Top Shelf

    Cut a Top Shelf to length from a 1x4 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Set your Kreg® Pocket-Hole Jig for 3/4"-thick material, and then drill pocket holes in the Top Shelf, as shown. Sand the faces smooth.

  • Add Top Shelf Trim

    Now cut a piece of Top Shelf Trim from a 1x2 board, as shown in the cutting diagram, and sand the faces smooth. Then attach the Trim to the Top Shelf using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws, as shown.

  • Make a Top Rail

    Cut a Top Rail to length from a 1x6 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Drill pocket holes in the Top Rail, as shown, and then sand the faces smooth.

  • Attach the Top Rail

    Now you can attach the Top Shelf assembly to the Top Rail using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws.

  • Make the Middle Shelf

    Cut a Middle Shelf to length from a 1x8 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Drill pocket holes at the ends, as shown. Then lay out and drill three 2 1/2"-diameter holes where shown. You’ll be able to slip your drill chucks into these holes for storage. Sand the faces smooth.

  • Attach the Middle Shelf

    Next, attach the Middle Shelf to the Top Shelf/Rail assembly using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws. Make sure that the ends of the all the pieces are flush, and sand them if needed.

  • Make the Bottom Shelf Parts

    Cut a Bottom Shelf to length from a 1x8 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Drill pocket holes at the locations shown. Then drill a half-circle cutout along the back edge of the Middle Shelf using a 2 1/2" hole saw, as shown. The easiest way to do this is to clamp a scrap piece along the edge of the shelf, then drill where the board meet. You can also cut the Bottom Shelf Trim from a 1x2 board. Then cut the profile at each end, as shown. Just stand the piece on edge on your miter saw, set the saw for a 45° miter, and trim off the corners.

  • Assemble the Bottom Shelf

    Position the Bottom Shelf Trim, as shown, so that it overhangs the Bottom Shelf by 3/4" on each end, and so that the lower edge of the Trim is flush with the underside of the Shelf. Attach the Trim to the Bottom Shelf using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws.

  • Create a Bottom Rail

    Cut a Bottom Rail to length from a 1x6 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. Drill pocket holes in the Bottom Rail, as shown, and then sand the faces smooth.

  • Attach the Bottom Rail

    Now you can attach the Bottom Rail to the Bottom Shelf assembly using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws, as shown. Make sure that the ends of the Bottom Rail and the Bottom Shelf are flush, and sand them if needed.

  • Make the Sides

    Cut two Sides 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. Sand the faces, edges, and ends smooth.

  • Attach the Middle Shelf Assembly

    With the parts all made and the subassemblies together, you can begin final assembly. Position the Middle Shelf/Rail/Top Shelf assembly as shown, and then attach these pieces using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws.

  • Add the Bottom Shelf Assembly

    Position the Bottom Shelf/Rail assembly, as shown, and attach it to the Side using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws.

  • Add the Other Side

    To complete your charging station, attach the other Side, as shown. You can use the station as is, or you can add a coat of paint or finish. We wiped on a couple coats of oil finish. Then you can mount a power strip to the backside of the Bottom Rail. That way, you can plug your chargers into the power strip, rather than needing a separate wall outlet for each one. Finally, hang your charging station on the wall. If possible, locate it over a wall stud, and drive two 3" screws through the Top Rail and into the stud. If you can’t locate the station over a stud, use medium- or heavy-duty wall anchors.