This will be the last French cleat video for a little while. I’ve had a lot of fun organizing my shop but I think I need to focus my attention away from the walls for a little bit. It is however my favorite of my French cleat projects. A drill charging station is something I have been wanting for a long time. Traditionally, I’ve always stored my chargers on the countertop in the “kitchen” of my shop. This was not ideal for many reasons. The cords would always get tangled. I could only charge one at a time because the other plug is dedicated for my dust collector. And I would always bury the chargers in junk. Now I have a nice and organized place for all of my drills and chargers.
As with all of my French cleat projects I have a free downloadable PDF plan at the bottom of this article. To make this project you will need the following materials:
- 48” x 48” of 3/4” plywood
- 48” x 24” of 1/4” plywood
- 31 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 4 1-1/4” screws for the French cleat
- Brad nails for the back panel and 1/2” stop strip
- Multi-plug power strip
Cut all of your pieces according to the layout diagrams. (larger images in the downloadable plan at the end of this article)
Drill pocket holes in all of your interior pieces as indicated by arrows in the diagrams. If you don’t have a pocket hole jig I recommend getting a Kreg Jig. I’ve had mine since 2009-ish and love it.
I find it to be a big help to mark the side pieces where everything will connect to it. This will help in assembly as you do not have to measure out the location while trying to hold it together. Just line everything up with your layout lines.
Start with the two side pieces laying on their back and attach the top shelf.
Flip the assembly on its top and attach the cord hiding divider.
With it still in the same position attach the charger shelf.
Lay the assembly on it’s front and attach the drill shelf and the lower angled shelf. I just eyeballed the lower angled shelf to whatever looked appropriate. If I were to guess I would say I have mine around 25-30 degrees.
Tack on the 1/2” strip to the angled shelf.
Attach the back with brad nails and screw on the cleat. I mounted a power strip below the cord access hole. You can mount yours wherever you want.
Although this plan is free to you remember that it isn’t free to produce. If you would like to show your thanks please consider using the donate button at the bottom of this page. If you liked this project and found it useful please share it so others can do so as well. Thanks for stopping by folks and have a great day!