Console Table Charging Station for Behind My Sofa!

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How to build a simple console table for behind your sofa, with plugin added for easy phone charging! I’m currently limping along a 3 year old Motorolla whose battery life leaves a lot to be desired. So, inevitably, I have to run upstairs every night, get my phone charger and plug it in wherever I’m sitting which usually means having to move the sofa or an end table out so I can reach an outlet. I’ve been thinking a console table would be the ticket to make for easier charging but also to create a little area for display as well so I got to work!

I have a VERY odd living room that has four different entrances (one 72″ outside door) and a big “inside” stained glass window on the back wall that actually looks into my office. It has not been an easy room to arrange or to decorate.

The width of my sofa is 72 inches so I made the table 70 inches wide and 27 inches tall so it would be just a little shorter then the height of the back. I used two rough cut 2x2s and one rough cut 4×4 for the legs and one rough cut 1×6 for the top. (I found them all out in the barn, thanks Grandpa for leaving them for me!) A few screws to put it all together and construction was done!

Using my jig saw and a drill I cut out a rectangle large enough to fit my power strip.

Then I just had to secure the power strip in the hole with two little machine screws.

I stained the entire table with dark walnut stain and put two coats of poly acrylic on it just for protection.

I’m pleased with it all together and I’m glad I went ahead and splurged on that $20 power strip. There was a part of me that really felt $20 in that case was more then I needed to spend but in the end I love that I can just use a USB cable.

6 inches certainly does not provide a very deep “shelf” however, it is a great place for small additions, books and, in a pinch, it works fine for setting a drink on too!

Suggested materials:
  • Charging cord   (Amazon)
  • 1x6   (Local Lumber Yard)
  • 2x2   (Local Lumber Yard)
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  • Gina Gina on Sep 26, 2017
    Could you give me the name of the USB charger? I cannot seem to find it on Amazon.

  • Dana Wilcox Dana Wilcox on Oct 03, 2017
    Do you have some plans you can share on how you put the table together

  • Sjd23246521 Sjd23246521 on Oct 31, 2017
    what is the specific name of the charging cord, please>

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