I bought this Ikea Aneboda ($40) bedside table over the weekend, and am drafting up plans to turn it into an all-in-one charging station.


I realized after searching and scouring the Internet to track down the best charging station possible, that it probably wouldn't hold everything I wanted to charge, and the ones that might were way out of my price range. I don't see anything that could hold my laptop anyway.

I don't have my plans finished quite yet, but it seems simple to do. Just drill a few round holes in the shelves to allow for cords, one in the back of the pull out drawer for the power strip, and voila! All the cords and plugs will be in the drawer, while I can stream up cords to charge my laptop, cell phone, iPod, camera, DS, and whatever else I can think of to plug in!

Plus, with a new paint job, this charging station isn't just DIY, but it will fit in nicely with the rest of my decor. Have you DIY'd your own charging station?