How to Make a Neat Freak & a Musician Both Happy?

How to Make a Neat Freak & a Musician Both Happy?

Janel Laban
Sep 28, 2009

Q: I hate my current TV stand. My boyfriend is a musician, and he often plugs recording equipment into the electronics that are stashed in the TV console. It's too awkward to run the wires through the back of the credenza, so he just opens up the doors and reveals all the ugly wires and electronics in the TV console. As a neat freak, this bugs me, so I want... buy a new credenza that has some easy way of letting a few wires come out the front.

Ideally, I'd like something with a gap at the top -- imagine that the doors are 2cm shorter than the frame, so there is a gap over the top of the door where wires can come out. I can't find anything like that. An alternative is drilling holes in a credenza. I was thinking of taking the CB2 Halogen credenza (photo shown) and drilling some holes at the top of the left panel. However, I am a little hesitant about sticking a drill in the front of a $500 piece of furniture because I am worried it will ruin/crack the finish.

So here are my questions. (1) Have you ever seen a credenza with a gap like I described? (2) Do you have any thoughts about drilling holes in furniture without destroying it? Please help make a musician & a neat freak simultaneously happy.

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