Install Drawer Pulls to Wrangle Too-Long Cords

The other day, while checking out at the kitchen cabinets at a friend's place, we had a vision. As we stared straight into the eyes of her stainless steel drawer pulls, we saw a phantom cord appear. It seemed to fit perfectly, wrapped around the drawer pull's stems and kept in place by the long extension of the simple, modern pull. Suddenly, we knew: We need to get some drawer pulls to wrangle our office cords!
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This particular style of drawer pull is ubiquitous in modern kitchens: two small stems stick out from the cabinet or drawer, attached to a very long bar. Kohler makes one ($13.97), and so does Dynasty Hardware ($4.87), but you could put any kind of drawer pull with an extended bar to work wrangling your cords in your office.

We've thought of a few places that a long drawer pull would be perfect:

  • Screwed in to the back of your TV stand, to catch the slack from the too-long cord between your TV and DVD player.
  • Attached to the wall right above your desk. Wrap your laptop's long power cord around the bar so that it just reaches your computer when you're in desk mode. You'll still be able to easily unravel it when you want to move.
  • If you have a lap desk, you could attach a set of drawer pulls to act as both handles and a place to wrap peripheral cords.


If you can think of (or have tried) any other applications, share it with everyone in the comments!

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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