How to make a charging station cord box

Charging Station cord box, Stefanie Girard, Walnut Hollow

With the new school year season upon us thoughts turn to organizing along with new supplies and books.

We all have electronics as a part of out lives that need to be charged and it’s confession time for me…this is what my electronic charging area looks like:

Walnut hollow charging station cord box stefanie girard

Can you say, “oy”!? Well Walnut Hollow boxes to the rescue!

If your world looks like mine read on for the tutorial on how to make a charging station cord box.

Walnut Hollow box charging cords

Supplies and Tools:

1 Basswood Classic Box 3219

Professional Rotary Tool 29637

Drill bits

White Paint


Circle template


Sand paper and sanding bits

Walnut Hollow box

Determine the sizes of the holes based on your cord widths and the number of holes you need.

If your cords and electronics are larger choose another size Walnut Hollow Box to accommodate your charging cord needs.

How to drill holes in a box, hide charging cords

Draw the necessary holes and the cross line marks. Drill holes in the box by aligning the tip of the drill bit on the center of the crossed lines.

Walnut Hollow box charging station, stefanie Girard

Once you have all your holes drilled sand the edges with the  Professional Rotary Tool.

charging staion cord box, steafnie Girard

For a final touch I painted the box white for a clean tidy look. I sanded the edges again after the paint was dry for a slight “shabby chic” look.

I hope you’ll try making a charging station box to tidy up your world of electronic cable madness.

Thanks for taking time to check out this tutorial and if you’d like to see more of my crafting with a re-purpose and adult coloring pages pop on over to my blog Sweater Surgery.

Stefanie Girard with scissors

Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements.


2 thoughts on “How to make a charging station cord box

  1. Pingback: How to make a cord box for all your charging cables – Recycled Crafts

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