Console Table Charging Station for Behind Our Sofa!

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Introduction: Console Table Charging Station for Behind Our Sofa!

About: There is nothing I love more then making something new and usable again that someone else would have thrown out or torn down! And there's no reason to buy new when you can build it yourself!

How to build a simple console table for behind your sofa, with plugin added for easy phone charging! I had one great thing going for me when it came to this little table, it wasn’t going to be seen in any way so I could keep it very basic construction. The width of my sofa is 72 inches so I made the table 70 inches wide and 27 inches tall so it would be just a little shorter then the height of the back. I used two rough cut 2x2s and one rough cut 4×4 for the legs and one rough cut 1×6 for the top. (I found them all out in the barn, thanks Grandpa for leaving them for me!) A few screws to put it all together and construction was done!

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Step 1: Cutting the Hole

Using my jig saw and a drill I cut out a rectangle large enough to fit my power strip (purchased on Amazon) and then I just had to secure it with two little machine screws. 6 inches certainly does not provide a very deep “shelf” however, it is a great place for small additions, books and, in a pinch, it works fine for setting a drink on too!

Step 2: Completion and Use

I stained the entire table with dark walnut stain and put two coats of poly acrylic on it just for protection. I’m pleased with it all together and I’m glad I went ahead and splurged on that $20 power strip made specially for situations like this one. There was a part of me that really felt $20 in that case was more then I needed to spend but in the end I love that I can just use a USB cable too!

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    4 Discussions

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    rkcndy
    rkcndy

    2 years ago

    Actually I just finally found it!

    "Conference Recessed Power Strip Socket with Surge Protector 9.8ft Desktop Power Cord -2-Outlet with 2 USB Ports(3m cord)"
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    rkcndy
    rkcndy

    2 years ago

    What is that power strip called? I'm googling "outlet plates" and "power strips with outlet plate" and I just am not finding anything like that thing you're using.

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    oragamiunicorn
    oragamiunicorn

    2 years ago

    A nice project, and really useful. I definitely agree with your choice of a power strip with usb inbuilt. I would be worried about the table falling over when the sofa gets moved for cleaning, I think I'd add a foot of sorts, that would fit under the sofa and give it a bit more stability, also I think I'd be tempted to put a lip around the whole thing to stop small bits (coins and the like) falling off the edges.

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    GrandmasHouseDIY
    GrandmasHouseDIY

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yup some feet would definitely help with stability! Thanks for coming by, checking it out and commenting!