DIY Desk Cable Managment

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I needed a way to manage all the cables that are associated with a set of computers and chargers

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I needed it to be cheap, so I went to the local hardware store and picked up some Hooks(50 cents a pieces), U shaped clamps (80 cents a piece) and a plastic gutter ($4).

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A closer look at the hardware.

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Cut the gutter to the length you need and then in the center add a port to pop the cables through. This was accomplished with a razorblade. The aviation snips were so rusty they were useless.

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Drill the holes for the U clamp to go into.

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Once the holes are drilled, mount the u shaped clamps. the nut side is on the outside of the gutter.

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Heres how the mounting system will work. The hooks will go into the desk and then you place all your cables. Once you are happy, you tighten the nuts and bring the gutter flush with the bottom of the desk.

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Drill holes and turn the hooks into the desk. If you have a thin wooden desk, you might want to get less heavy duty hooks and maybe just drill all the way through the desk and use the nut style hooks.

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Heres the assembly mounted. the bottom of my desk has bondo on it.. I ts made of 2 2×12″ pieces of scrap wood that cost me under $20. The bondo was to keep the self leveling bar top from leaking through the middle of the two pieces of 2x12s seam.

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Tighten it all up, which raises the gutter to the bottom of the desk.

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Tighten it all up, which raises the gutter to the bottom of the desk.

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Enjoy your clean desk

 

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