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Published on July 23rd, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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a floating charging station





a charging station that lifts all the wires and cables off the floor and displays all your gadgets at the same time. a neat idea!

hans of sweden needed a new place for his phone and all sorts of rechargeable stuff. the old solution gathered a lot of dust, was low and took up a lot of floor-estate in his hallway.

old charging stationthe old solution

“after going thru most parts of the ikea catalogue i finaly found a solution. it’s a billy cd-shelf insert for its bookcases, it’s a discontinued product but i managed to get one. since it’s meant to be inserted into a bookshelf all edges are raw so i painted them in the same color as the wall.

bricksspace between wall and charging station
i also drilled out some bricks out of a piece of wood so that i could get a space between the shelf and the wall – very useful for hiding cables, the bricks are also painted in the same color as the wall. i’m very pleased with the result. i might even add lights to the back of it to really make it hover.”
new charging stationnew charging station

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4 Responses to a floating charging station

  1. Mark says:

    Should of drilled some holes into the corners so that the cords could be poked through to hide them even more, and finish the “floating” look…

  2. do you know that all your posts are dated 12/31/06 when they come into the RSS feeder?

  3. Jules says:

    12cherryhillst, is this a recent glitch? i seem to be getting some rss problems with feedburner. i’ve checked my feed on bloglines and it seems ok. do let me know if it continues to screw up and i’ll write feedburner for help.

  4. Jasi says:

    I love this idea, but I would have gone a step further and placed the unit much closer to the outlet with a flat-head extention cord or power strip plugged in for a very clean look.

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