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LACK bedside table iPhone charging station

Materials: Lack wall shelf white, third party iPhone dock

The Story:

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.

Getting started:

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:

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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)

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After that I removed  the paperboard inside the Shelf, then drilled a hole from the back into the shelf for cabling:

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Don’t forget to do a small notch for the cable to come out when the shelf is fixed to the wall!

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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:

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Then get the cable to the dock and put some tape around the cut-out to avoid having silicone all around the shelf

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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)

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Testing the function and mounting the shelf back on the wall:

Ready – It cost me around 45 min to do the hack.

Cheers Christoph