If you’re an occasionally travelling laptop user, you know it’s annoying to plug your system in and back out, before and after every trip. Blogger Pat Hartl solved this annoying issue by installing a wall socket right in his desk.
Update: In Australia, you must have a licence, by law, to undertake any electrical wiring work. Thanks Jon!
The project isn’t very expensive or difficult, but it does involve cutting into the desk’s surface. Make sure that a) you know what you’re doing and b) you’re fully OK with defiling your workspace (albeit with good reason). All you’ll need from the hardware store is a standard wall socket and faceplate. You can even do what Pat did and add a switch too, for especially hard to turn on devices. Hit the link for more pictures and details on Pat’s DIY project.
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