I designed a multiple cell phone charging cabinet for my family to use after an unsuccessful search for this product!
Have you ever had guests ask if there's an available outlet so they can charge their phone while visiting, only to end up charging it in the bathroom?
These occasions are the inspiration behind my cell phone charging station.
My cell phone charging cabinet is not only beautiful to look at, it's multifunctional!
I designed it after a vintage telephone booth, complete with "Phone" sign and painted glossy red.
The project is very easy to make and uses a few simple materials.
Total cost of the completed cabinet was $50.
Materials For Shirley's "Cell Phone Charging Cabinet"
- Old medicine cabinet or lightweight wall shelves with door
- Red glossy spray paint
- Dremel drill
- Decorative wood plaque (available at craft shop) for the "Phone" sign
- Wood letters to spell "Phone" painted black
- Glue gun
- USB port for multiple cables
- Power adapter to plug into electricity
- Hooks for hanging keys
Wipe cabinet clean and remove inner shelves.
Measure the middle of the back of the shelves.
Using a Dremel drill, make holes large enough to run 6 to 8 USB cables through.
Turn cabinet upside down and drill hole underneath in order to thread the electrical adapter to the USB strip that lays at bottom of cabinet.
Using even, broad strokes, spray paint glossy red paint inside and outside of the cabinet.
Allow time to dry.
Cut the premade sign plaque in half. (See photo)
Paint a solid white rectangle in the center of the plaque and paint the edges red.
Glue the letters to the plaque, spelling "Phone."
When the paint is dry, attach USB cables to the strip and run up to the different shelves in cabinet.
Screw in the hooks to use as keyholders.
When the paint has dried, thread the USB cables up and behind the shelves and plug in your phones.
Start charging your phones and hang your keys in the cabinet.
It's a good idea to hang the cell phone charging cabinet near your front door so that your guest can leave their phones at the door and you can enjoy uninterrupted conversation!
Here's a few other design prototype using bathroom cabinets and wall shelves from Home Goods.
I found this blue bathroom cabinet at Home Goods for $89.
Inside view. Look at the possibilities.
It's very spacious and can charge many phones and tablets at the same time.
Here's a white hanging cabinet that can be retrofitted as a charging cabinet very easily.
Take a look inside.
Inside of white hanging wall shelves.
If you like my cell phone charging cabinet or have any questions, please leave your comments below.