Wayne's drill charging station has been extremely popular in the Bunnings Workshop community. He found that the most difficult part was "configuring and making the drill holders", and carefully measured all his drills for a custom fit.
Using a spray paint can as a template to draw the circular front, he cut out five pieces on a band saw, and then cut one in half lengthways for the outer pieces.
The uprights were glued and screwed to the holders as well as the base section of the box structure. Wayne used a 1/4 inch roundover bit to round off most of the edges on his router table. He used 19mm Pine or veneered MDF throughout the project, and all the pieces were screwed or glued and bradded.
Wayne left the back open so that cords can be hidden behind it, and mounted a powerboard with individual switching on the back panel so that he can leave the power on and just switch the particular charging unit he wants to use on or off.
How to build your own drill charging station
Resident D.I.Y. expert Mitchell created a comprehensive step-by-step guide with a full list of tools and materials so that Bunnings Workshop community members can build their own drill charging station.
Other drill charging station projects
Bunnings Workshop member JeffreyB built a similar station to store and charge his tools.
Inspired by Wayne's project, Bunnings Workshop member jimohalloran decided he needed something similar in his shed. He used timber offcuts in his build and added an extra shelf for storing batteries.
After showing a friend a picture of his project, Wayne was asked to build another charging station as a birthday present.