DIY Wireless Charging Neon Nightstand

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After the completion of our first El Wire project we were hooked on the unique lights and wanted to use them in additional projects. When Apple announced their new phones would have wireless charging capabilities, we knew we had found our newest project! We could combine this new technology into a table with EL Wire lighting.

We decided to make two end tables for Steph’s bedroom, one with the charger and one with the EL Wire only. Take a look at how it all came together.
Materials- wood round
Materials- pipe, flange, cap
Materials- EL wire, cement
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We used a couple of sewing tools, a tracing wheel and tracing paper to transfer the spiral pattern to the top of the table. We had the pattern printed at Staples where they do inexpensive engineering prints. We outlined the tracing paper marks with permanent marker and routed out the lines. This would be a perfect application for a CNC machine but can be successfully completed with a router.
To make the base we found a plastic bowl the size and shape that we wanted. We hot glued a metal pipe cap onto the bottom of the bowl--open side down. After mixing up the Cement All according to the directions we added it to the plastic bowl. We bounced it a bit to help the air bubbles travel to the surface.
We added a metal flange to the bottom of the wood round and screwed the pipe into the bottom and top. It was at this point we decided to stain the concrete.
The El wire was fitted into the spiral, the charger was put into place, and the battery box was velcro-ed into place on the underside of the table.
The EL wire gives this table a neat neon look and compliments my iPhone 8+ nicely! Steph wanted to get this table made before her new Apple iPhone X arrives- with it delivering in just a few weeks she is now ready when it arrives! 
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  • Juls Juls on Nov 11, 2017
    I really envy the way both of you work together. It is a true blessing to be able to help each other and be so very creative. What a great friendship you two have, cherish it.

  • Xiu Jie Xiu Jie on Nov 26, 2017
    This is so awesome! The most brilliant idea in the world!