Even though our household is just two-person-and-one-cat big, our kitchen desk was often messed up with USB-cables and chargers for our phones, tablets and camera batteries. So I decided to do my first IKEA hack — a KVISSLE + OSTBIT charging station — to make a bit less messy.
Since the OSTBIT Plate holder was a bit wider than the lid for KVISSLE, and it was possible to dissemble OSTBIT, I used a small saw to make OSTBIT about 18 mm narrower.
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I used small pieces of velcro tape to attach OSTBIT to the lid for KVISSLE, leaving then a possibility to remove it if needed.
My first attempt looked like this, with just an the USB-charger attached to the side wall of KVISSLE velcro tape, plugged into an extension cord. The USB-cables were then pulled through the hole in the lid. After a day I realized this was not the optimal solution, as it wasn’t very easy to unplug the USB-cables.
So, I bought a surface mounted socket outlet and a switch with a led indicator, and used a power cord and a plug I had lying around, to do the needed connections. I mounted the outlet and switch with a double-sided tape.
I used Velcro tape to attach two camera battery chargers to the outside.