Wireless charging mats are a clever way to charge your gadgets without cords or power bricks, but a big black mat can easily stick out in any room. Instructables shows you how to make a more stylish wooden induction charger.
Instructables user jvalal has been working on altering the aesthetics of his all-black power mat induction charger. First he removed the electronic guts from the unit, then mounted them into a routed-out piece of wood. He intentionally made the mat longer than he needed to, allowing space for his wallet and keys at the end of the night.
jvalal writes that the hardest part of the creation was getting the wood thin enough to make a positive lock on the charging coils below the surface — without going through the wood. The piece was finished off with felt feet, although we think a few coats of linseed oil would help keep the wood conditioned over time. Simply wipe on (preferably before the electronics are secured in place) and buff off the extra.
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