Inductive charging lets you charge your device's batteries just by resting it on a charging surface, and third-party kits allow you to do so with cases and attachments. If you like the idea of inductive charging, but you don't want to put a charging pad on top of your desk or table, why not build one into the furniture instead?
Over at DragonDevs, one user decided there had to be a way to build the inductive charging pad into his new wall-mounted charging station. He picked up an old PowerMat unit, took it apart to get the important bits, and used a spindle router (you could use a dremel if you have more time and no access to a router) to carve out the perfect space for the insides. He fit the assembly inside, left a hole for the power cable to drop out of the bottom of his new charging station, and covered it over with putty so you can barely tell it's there.
Check out the video above for a step-by-step guide, and the link below has plenty of pictures. It's definitely a complex project, but it's the closest we've seen to a truly inductive charging surface, where you can just put your phone or gadget on it and it starts charging. You could even apply the same method to your desk surface or any piece of furniture for wireless charging goodness.