As we sit in our home office puzzled as to how to run wires and cables hidden behind our small-statured desk, an art academy graduate solves all of our problems with the brilliant thought to run our cables through hollow desk legs. Yes, it's a concept... but we think it's also inspiration for a DIY!
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design graduate Beatus Kopp designed a table—cleverly given the moniker "aTable"—with hollow legs and cut-out holes allowing you, the table's user, to run your wires covertly through the table's legs.
Four holes in the desk surface let you wire cords down four legs and out through four holes near the floor. Your wires run from point A (the desktop) to point B (the floor-level outlets) while staying mostly out-of-sight and out of the way.
Since this is just a concept for now (natch!), we think we're going to take a second look at Ikea's home office section. Many of the desk legs in Ikea's stock are hollow, and with a steady hand and a drill, we think you could make your own wire-wrangling desk leg.