I have seen many different charging stations here, but none of them really seemed like a 1 stop charging station for any and all gadgets. Plus, a plastic box is really useful, just not too pretty. I was looking for a charge station that looked nice AND charged everything I could throw at it. This one went together for about $30, but less receptacles and cheaper outlet plates could knock that down $5-$10 bucks.
Step 1: The Box, Supplies and Tools...
The main thing that I haven't seen addressed in all these charging stations is the "wall chargers" i.e. the quick chargers for camera batteries and rechargeable AAs that have no cord. They just plus directly into the outlet. I may be charging any number of camera batteries, so I need some accessible outlets, in addition to the hideaway chargers.
So, first step was the box. I bought this one on sale from a craft store for $10. It's faux leather wrapped "3/8 particle board. Everything else came from the hardware store. I included 2 exterior outlets, but 1 would suffice for most people. So, if you only need 1, buy 1 of each thing instead of 2.
Box (size and material up to you) $10
Power Strip, 6 outlet $4
18 ga. lamp wire, 4' $1.20
2 Low profile gang boxes (used for securing the receptacles into) $3
2 110V wall receptacles, white $4
2 replacement lamp plugs $2
2 cover plates (I used brass ones for $2.50 ea, cheap white ones are $.50 ea) $5
1/4" peg board (I had a piece, but it is only a couple bucks) $0
Blue fabric (I had some, but it is very cheap) $0
Total Materials: $29 as shown, with white covers $25, single receptacle $19.40
Drill & Bits
Jigsaw or dremel
1/2" wood screws
Needle nose pliers / wire cutters