This DIY project proves a bread box can be useful for more than just hiding bread. Conceal messy cords and the ugly power strip in this unusual charging station for all your gadgets.
Charging stations, night stands, and lamps are all useful things, but combining them into one handy, multipurpose item saves you space and is just pretty cool. Here’s a neat DIY creation that does just that.
Giving your cell phone or iPod a semi-permanent, clever-looking home on your wall doesn’t have to cost more than a couple of bucks. A used shampoo bottle and some basic tools are all that’s needed for MAKE’s outlet-mounted “charging pocket.”
Rob was sick of misplaced chargers, scattered electronics, and the hunt for outlets to plug his gear in. Inspired by the charging stations he’d seen on Lifehacker, he built a spacious one for himself by turning a computer cabinet into a spacious charging station. After doing a little spring cleaning to get the clutter out of the cabinet, he secured several charging strips along the back of it to provide adequate power for all his gadgets. A small sheet of foam made for a soft surface to put his gadgets on, without them sliding or getting scratched up. The real geek cred, however, comes from the automatic lights. He already had the cabinet, so the additional outlay was minimal.
A user on website Tilted Forum Project made a few DIY adjustments to a wall-mounted entertainment centre kit to build a cordless desk and charging station. The result: a lot of charging capacity, a nice, clean desk, and only one visible cord in the entire setup. You may not have access to the same materials just laying a round the house, but we think this setup offers some nice inspiration. My “Semi-DIY, Wall-Mounted, Recharging Station/Laptop Desk/EDC Organizer” [Tilted Forum via Make]