Eli's Custom Cable Clutter Busting Desk

Eli's Custom Cable Clutter Busting Desk

Gregory Han
May 2, 2011

Raise your hands if you hate all those darn cables and cords behind running alongside the back of your desk? If you've got a few peripherals, it can end up looking like a spilled plate of spaghetti back there. Eli wanted a desk which could accommodate for his duo of computers, alongside 3 displays, 4 external hard drives, and all the cables/cords that come along with such a setup, but without the visible clutter. Here's his solution...

It's a simple table with a slot and an open drawer on the back. The slot runs all across the tabletop and ends on wider circle holes on both sides. The drawer does not continue to the front and both the slot and the side holes open to it.

The cables pass cleanly through the slot and everything that can be is held on the drawer, out of sight. The wider side holes are both to pass big plugs through and as side outlets for cables (ugliness would be for them to have to bend around the back). Unexpectedly, they also work well as a holder for my lone iPhone/iPad cable.

Check out more photos and details at Eli's blog, Elzr.com.

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