How To Use a Pegboard to Control Desk Wires and Cables

How To Use a Pegboard to Control Desk Wires and Cables

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Eleanor Büsing
Jan 25, 2013

We've seen a lot of great things happen with pegboard over the past few years. It's appeared as kitchen storage, in the home office, even as a headboard. But this microchip-like display of organization, from the desk of digital designer Russell Quinn, is certainly in the running for most practical application.

When Russell, one-third of the digital publishing company Ying Horowitz & Quinn and a friend of mine, posted these photos to his Facebook page on Monday, I knew I had to share them here. He solved the common "too many wires" problem by screwing pegboard to the back of his desk and using zip-ties to keep everything secure and ultra-ordered. Though as somewhat of a luddite I couldn't tell you exactly what most of those wires and gadgets do, I do think they look fantastic all bundled up like this (miles better than the wires behind my desk, in any case.)

On a desk with a larger apron, the same technique could be employed by attaching the pegboard to the underside of the desk, where it would be totally hidden. Have you used a technique like this to handle your own wire mess? Or have any other fun uses for pegboard to share?

Other pegboard favorites:
Our Favorite Peg Board Home Offices
How To Make a Pegboard Wall Organizer
Modular Desktop Organizer Is a Pegboard For the Desk
7 Places to Use Pegboard from Martha Stewart

(Image: Russell Quinn)

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