Reader Geogriaberry tipped us off to a terrific cable clutter solution by Jonathan Crossman. Crossman reclaimed wood to build a desk, and then outfitted the desk to specifically hide cables. He drilled “access points” (notches) to feed cables through and then attached a rain gutter to hold the cables and feed them down toward the legs.
From Crossman’s website:
In the final photograph, you can see how he lined up the leg of the desk with the outlet so all of the cables are out of sight:
Rain gutters can be purchased at any home improvement store and most stores will even cut the gutters to your specified length. If you wish to match the color of the gutter to your desk, be sure to purchase paintable gutters and the appropriate spray paint. Finally, to drill notches into your desk, you can use either a jigsaw or a sharp speed bore bit or a hole saw.
Check out Crossman’s website for more pictures and a more detailed account of the work he did to complete his desk.
(Images by Jonathan Crossman.)