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DIY Charging Station Using Ikea Furniture

Turn Inexpensive Furniture Into All-In-One Charging Stations

I bought this Ikea Aneboda ($40) bedside table over the weekend, and am drafting up plans to turn it into an all-in-one charging station.

I realized after searching and scouring the Internet to track down the best charging station possible, that it probably wouldn't hold everything I wanted to charge, and the ones that might were way out of my price range. I don't see anything that could hold my laptop anyway.

I don't have my plans finished quite yet, but it seems simple to do. Just drill a few round holes in the shelves to allow for cords, one in the back of the pull out drawer for the power strip, and voila! All the cords and plugs will be in the drawer, while I can stream up cords to charge my laptop, cell phone, iPod, camera, DS, and whatever else I can think of to plug in!

Plus, with a new paint job, this charging station isn't just DIY, but it will fit in nicely with the rest of my decor. Have you DIY'd your own charging station?

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CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
Very good Idea! We did something similar when our new tv wouldn't fit the tv stand. Cut a desk down and drilled holes for all the cords then painted it espresso brown.
soulight soulight 8 years
What an awesomely great idea. Right now my roomie and I have a charging corner that looks horrible with all the unsightly cords. This might be the next investment I make.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
This actually seems like a great idea. I have been looking for ways to get my cords under control.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
I have this exact item. Can you post photos of your project? :)
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
This is a great idea. I may try this myself. I hate cords with a passion and have been looking for a charging station for months.
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