The Simple IKEA Charging Station

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.


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Reader Rachel asked for a picture of the IKEA charging station I mentioned in 8 Productivity Stations Every Home Should Have. Here is my simple charging station, with explanations of how I made it.

Supplies: The Box and Extension Outlet

The materials I used to make this came out of my “local” IKEA (which is actually 3 hours away).

The 3 outlet extension is small enough to fit in most boxes, and I found it in the electrical section.

The Forhoja box was in the office supply area, and contained two pencil boxes as well. I chose this box because I knew I would only have to drill one hole, the height of the box would contain my Kindle charger and the top is big enough to support the charging devices.
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Setting Up The Box

When I got it home I put a paddle bit in the drill and made a hole big enough for the plug of the exention outlet.
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Next I put the extension outlet in the box, and my chargers.
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The Station In Action

With the cover on, the cords come out of the designed hole in the back.

It fits well on my nightstand, and I no longer have to worry about a tangle of cords!

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