Build Your Own Nightstand Charging Station Lamp

It's great to see a not terribly useful object altered into something that multi-tasks. Take this nightstand for example, before it was hacked, it was relegated to being a hidden dust collector. Post mod, this nightstand is not only a light, it is also a charging station nightstand. Three cheers for upcycling, innovative lighting, and cord control!

Instructables user Drocko upcycled his nightstand that was a bit worse for wear and collecting dust into a rather useful charging station and light.

To make this project you will need a nightstand to modify, a router (the hardware store kind, not the computer kind), jigsaw, sandpaper, paint, plastic, a power strip, a CF bulb, and "light guts" (maker's words, not ours).

We think this is a great way to give new life to a piece of furniture you already own and get a nifty charging station to boot. While we are happy to see it uses a CF bulb, we do wonder what would need to be modified in this project to accommodate for LED lighting.

How would you improve on this project?

Check out the post on Instructables, for the DIY instructions.

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(Image: Instructables User Drocko licensed for use under Creative Commons)