- Tape measure
- Spirit level
- Cordless drill
- Tryggve shelf (79cm x 28cm)
- Knuff plywood magazine files from Ikea
An hour or a little more and you've got a place to keep things organized, with an additional shelf above. Other ideas are: paint the edges and interior of each cubby hole for a splash of colour; drill a hole to run a long USB cord (how does 10' work for you?) for charging mobile devices and use the mail station as a charging dock; hide your wireless router or USB hub inside one of the magazine files.
The complete 4-Step instructions at Real Living's Mail station project.
(Image: Real Living and IKEA)