Laptops. Tablets. Phones. Bluetooth speakers. Mifi devices.
So much technology that enables this digital nomad lifestyle.
Every screen has a battery. And a charging cable. And our Pleasure-Way Class B motorhome has but three power outlets available on the inside.
Here’s how we found sanity when it came to having a place to both store and charge all the devices.
Our Pleasure-Way had an odd little…I’m not even sure what to call it. With cabinets above and entertainment center below I’m not sure if this was supposed to be a night-stand type of space?
We tried storing fruit there in a basket but found it difficult to see what we had. The little trim rail made sliding the basket in and out hard.
I removed the trim rail and things were easier, but it was clear this space needed a higher purpose. All of our screens needed both a place to live and a place to chage.
Two of the three power outlets were here, so locating the charge center here made sense.
Light But Strong
While shopping for wood I found 1/4” Luan - which is a thin plywood.
The sheets were smooth and straight and the thickness perfect for our needs.
Outsource the Cutting
My only power tool is a drill. How to get the Luan cut down to the dimensions I need?
They charge $0.25 a cut.
At that price it’s almost pointless to own your own saw.
Home we went with:
- A stack of shelves
- Some 90 degree trim
- Elmers glue
- Small 90 degree corner brackets
- Screws, nuts, lockwashers and finish washers
- A can of Rustoleum spray paint
- A couple of small plastic bins to store cables and other bits in
- Some plastic wire retainer clips to keep wires routed
- A surge-protected power strip with a couple of USB outlets