I had cut a hole in the bottom of the piece and threw in a powerstrip and the guts of a clamp lamp. I used a low wattage CF bulb which stays a bit coo...
I had a beat up night stand that I wasn't using. It would just sit there and collect dust. With a little bit of work and some new paint I turned it into a night stand that is also a lamp and a charging station for my portable devices!
Step 1: Route the Top of the Night Stand
I used my router to create a groove that went in a rectangle on the top of the table. I use the guide on my router to make sure that the groove was the same distance from the edge all around the table.