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Cable Management

Dear God in Heaven...help a guy out.

So, heres what we have

1. Wooden Desk. About 21 inches deep, and three feet long. I am not above pound nails, drilling, sawing whatever.

2. 1 G4 POwerbook.

3. Two external hard drive, a lacie and a mybook

4. Ipod

5. Power strip

6. Belkin 4 port usb hub

7. Mouse, with cord


I want as clean a work space. I want to be able to shut my powerbook, and move it so I can write on my desk.

Help me out with suggestions for cable manuevering

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I bought a couple of...

I bought a couple of Belkin cable holders and screwed them under the backside of the desk (I have a 6ft folding table). I then ran all the cables through the holders to the sides of the desk and down to the floor. I used the plastic spiral cord wraps to keep them neat from table edge to floor. That kept all my cords away from my feet. It worked well, except that everytime I rearranged the stuff on my desk I had to unwrap everything and then put it all back up.

A friend took some 2 or 3 inch pvc pipe from Home Depot, cut some slots in it and screwed that to his desk. That might be better for rearranging things since the cables just lay in the tray at the back of the desk.

My next desk will have a tray at the back edge with a nice cover on it and have some sort of tube or channel down to the floor. Ideally I'll have a bunch of outlets in the tray with just 1 or 2 power cords coming out the bottom to go to the wall outlets.




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