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Remote Control Storage Solution Mod

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A light wood coffee table on a bamboo floor with white vertical blinds behind it. Two areas have been cut out under the surface of the top with slats of wood underneath to provide places for remotes and a wireless keyboard that are sticking out a little.

A close-up of one of the cut out on the left side of the coffee table showing two remotes.

Besides tools and materials, the only ingredient necessary is willingness to make sawdust from your furniture.

Looking down on the coffee table turned on its side while I was cutting the entrance for the remote holding area. There's two inch wide circular starter holes in the support crossbar under the surface of the table with sawdust around them. A vacumme hose, a drill, and a jig saw are on the ground along with a pencil and ruler beside three remotes.

It's clear looking at the underside that the nooks are post-purchase mods. Few people will ever see that. Those that do will be admiring your handiwork.

The table has been turned upside down showing the flooring planks that have been installed to act as the bottom of the nook.

From start to finish, the mod took half a day. A fun little weekend project that neatly solves one of life's little annoyances.

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Remote Control Storage Solution Mod

Remote controls are amazingly good at being in the wrong 
place. Either in the way, or nowhere to be found. After 
decades of research, I've determined the problem isn't the 
remotes. It's the furniture. Designed before the invention of electronics, 
it hasn't evolved to accommodate them.

Until furniture design catches up, a few power-tools and some 
surplus wood flooring can provide a nice modification/solution. 

Introducing Custom Remote Storage Nooks

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A light wood coffee table on a bamboo floor with white 
vertical blinds behind it. Two areas have been 
cut out under the surface of the top with slats of
wood underneath to provide places for remotes and
a wireless keyboard that are sticking out a little.

-- image
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A close-up of one of the cut out on the left side
of the coffee table showing two remotes.

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Besides tools and materials, the only ingredient necessary 
is willingness to make sawdust from your furniture.

-- image
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Looking down on the coffee table turned on its side while
I was cutting the entrance for the remote holding area. There's
two inch wide circular starter holes in the support 
crossbar under the surface of the table with sawdust around them.
A vacumme hose, a drill, and a jig saw are on the ground
along with a pencil and ruler beside three remotes. 

-- p

It's clear looking at the underside that the nooks 
are post-purchase mods. Few people will ever see that. 
Those that do will be admiring your handiwork.

-- image
-- aws-20150125--1845-01a

The table has been turned upside down showing the 
flooring planks that have been installed to act
as the bottom of the nook.

-- p

From start to finish, the mod took half a day. 
A fun little weekend project that neatly solves 
one of life's little annoyances.


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-- date: 2015-01-29 00:00:00
-- id: 20en2lgk
-- status: published
-- type: post
-- site: aws