Recycling Console with Charging Station

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Build your own recycling console table with integrated charging station.  Narrow enough to fit in a hall, but versatile enough to help you stay organized, build it with free plans from Ana-White.com

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Recycling Console with Charging Station

Get a little more organized and build yourself a recycling console table with charging doc!  The cords are hidden, the trash cans are hidden, but the functionality is all there!

This makes such a great drop zone.  Sort and recycle mail, bottles, papers.  Charge up those phones and tablets.  And a little desktop space for setting things on in transition.  This project can be modified easily to suit your needs and space.

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Dimensions
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Preparation

Shopping List
  • 2 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
  • 2 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
  • 1- 1x6 @ 10 feet long
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 5 feet long
  • 3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
  • 1 - 4x8 sheet of 1/4" thick plywood 
  • 1-1/4" kreg pocket hole screws
  • 5/8" and 1-1/4" brad nails
  • 4 sets of surface mount hinges 
  • 3 magnetic clasps
  • 3 recycling containers, max size 16" wide x 11" deep x 20" tall
Cut List

Carcass

  • 4 - 1x12 @ 35-1/4" - sides and dividers
  • 4 - 1x12 @ 17-1/2" - outside shelves
  • 2 - 1x12 @ 17-1/8" - center shelves

Trim/Top

  • 2 - 1x6 @ 17-1/2" - charging dividers
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 17-1/8" - center charging divider
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 17-1/2" - back supports
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 17-1/8" - center back support
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 56-5/8" - top, back
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 56-5/8" - top, front
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 35-1/4" - face frame sides
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 33-3/4" - face frame, dividers
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 52-1/8" - face frame bottom
  • 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 55-1/8" x 29-3/4" - back

Doors

  • 6 - 1x4 @ 9-1/8"
  • 6 - 1x4 @ 20-1/2"
  • 2 - 1/4" plywood @ 16" x 20" - door backs
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Drill three 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the horizontal 1x12 shelf boards.  Attach to the vertical 1x12s with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Note that the center 1x12s are a different width than the outside 1x12s.

Step 2

Attach the 1x6 dividers inside with pocket holes.

Then attach the back 1x2s with pocket holes.

Note that the center boards are a different width than the outside boards.

Step 3

Attach the 1x2 face frame boards to the front of the project with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

NOTE: Additional face frame boards can be added as shown in the photos.  Add now using 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws if desired.

Step 4

Attach back with 5/8" brad nails and wood glue.  

Step 5

Hinge the top 1x6 on as shown.

Step 6

Add the front 1x8 with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 7

Build the door frames using 1x4s and the 3/4" pocket holes with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Cut the back plywood pieces and attach with 5/8" brad nails and glue.

Attach doors with hinges.

Also, magnetic clasps recommended to keep doors closed.

Step 8

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