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Behind the Sofa DIY Console Table Charging Station

Learn how to build a simple console table for behind your sofa!

Behind the Sofa DIY Console Table Charging Station
Behind the Sofa DIY Console Table Charging Station

From the blogger: "How to build a simple console table for behind your sofa, with plugin added for easy phone charging! Joe and I are probably a lot like most couples right now where we admittedly spend a certain amount of time on our phones, in front of the tv, after work, every day. So I’m currently limping along a 3 year old Motorolla whose battery life leaves a lot to be desired. So, inevitably, I have to run upstairs, get my phone charger and plug it in wherever I’m sitting which usually means having to move the sofa or an end table out so I can reach an outlet. I’ve been thinking a console table would be the ticket to make for easier charging but also to create a little area for display as well so I got to work!"

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects

Easy

SeasonFall

Materials List

  • 1x6 cut at 70"
  • 3 legs (2x2s or 4x4s) cut at 18"
  • Stain of your choice
  • Jigsaw and drill with bit for cutting out
  • Screws
  • Power cord

DIY Project Instructions

Instructions

  1. After staining your boards and screwing the legs on the 1x6 measure your power strip and outline it on the board.

  2. Drill out a hole in each corner of your outline and then cut out with a jigsaw.

  3. Stain table in your choice of stain and then enjoy!

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If you are handy with wood and carpentry, this has to be one of the most practical and appealing projects ever! This really solves a problem and keeps all those electronic recharging cords in one place. And this looks so great and does double duty just to,hold other items behind the sofa, without taking up a ton of room! So clever!

I think this is a great idea, and I like that the charging station can be functional for other purposes, too. I need to make this!

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