Materials: Lack wall shelf white, third party iPhone dock
After a few weeks in our new flat small things become more important. The position of the bed was fixed and I mounted two LACK shelves close to our bed for lamps or books and an alarm bell…
Me and my wife both have an iPhone (4S/5C) and using them as alarm clock. I was bored about recharging the Iphone every evening before going to bed or connecting the powercord to the plugs behind the bed.
After a few days I had the idea to combine a LACK shelf with a cheap standard third party iPhone docking.
I bought a dock and after the arrival I start to combine the two into the alarm clock shelf…
This is the iPhone dock I bought:
I startet to make a hole into the LACK shelf with a noun. The form is like the dock with 1mm more (this is needed for mounting with cable)
After that I removed the paperboard inside the Shelf, then drilled a hole from the back into the shelf for cabling:
Don’t forget to do a small notch for the cable to come out when the shelf is fixed to the wall!
Next step is to mount a brick into the hole to have the dock in the right height. I choose cork to have flexibility when putting the iPhone on the dock. I use silicone for mounting:
Then get the cable to the dock and put some tape around the cut-out to avoid having silicone all around the shelf
Make a very small silicone line around the edges of the cut-out and on the cork brick and mount the dock (note I mount the dock 2mm higher than the shelf to get a clean silicone line)
Testing the function and mounting the shelf back on the wall:
Ready – It cost me around 45 min to do the hack.