This is a powerstation to get rid of the multiple cords and chargers on my countertop.

Step 1: The problem and the solution

Well, my counter top is a mess, with two cell phones, a digital camera and a digital camcorder charger, plus a pencil sharpener and a candle warmer. Takes up too much space and looks icky. I wanted to clean it up and make it look presentable yet still functional.
I have seen the things for sale, and for a hundred bucks, they will sell you essentially a closed box with a power strip in it. I can do that for less than $40. Want to watch?
The project did the same for me as everyone else.
sweet dude - thanks for the good advice !
You are very welcome. I hope it helps you come up with your own great design!
Clean and simple...Just the way it oughta be...
Long time 'listener' first time poster. Let me know what you think of my first instructable.
Very nice. One question though; what's shrink tube? I assume some sort of heat shrinking rubber or plastic?
It is found in the electrical section of Lowes, and it is a heat shrink electrical insulation. It is really clean looking and makes a nice tight fit over those exposed wires and accidentally cut insulation.
Pretty nice. Now do something portable! I've long since notice that the number of chargers that I have to take on a family vacation has reached ridiculous. Maybe the current trend to charge many things via USB plugs will help. (ha!) (phone, wife phone, three different cameras. An AA charger for randomness. iPod. One or more palmtops. One or more laptops. Sigh.)
Very well done, my kinda project. Great pics. Thanks for sharing!

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