Re: Desk Cable Channels

You can get the plastic hole (cable tidy) covers from CPC. Why not screw some plasticfinger trunking to the back of the desk to run the cables?

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"bigbrian" wrote | I have a desk without cable channels and I'd like a desk *with* cable | channels without buying a new desk. I was wondering whether there's a | supplier of aftermarket cable tidy kits. Maybe a metal channel that | you can screw to the back of the modesty board, and some plastic | inserts to finish off the holes that I'll have to drill in the top of | the desk to feed the cables through.
I don't know but I'd guess that www.woodfit.co.uk would certainly have the desk hole inserts and probably also some under-desk channelling, although for the latter 'finger' or slotted trunking from most electrical places would probably be quite useful.
Owain
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Have you tried Ikea - they have cable tidy trays that hang from the bottom of your desk and those big round things for poking the cable through the desk.
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Is this the sort of thing you are after?
http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=CT05PK1
Sean
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On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:52:42 +0000 (UTC), "Sean Delere"

Its part of what I'm after yes. Thanks.
The other part is the (usually metal) channels that screw in along the back of the modesty board at the front of the desk to channel the cables from the aperture in the top of the desk to the power supply/computer base etc
Brian
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wrote:

Its common to use some of those plastic ties that can either be screwed down or have an adhesive pad incorporated. The right ones can be opened and re-closed.
Also it is more usual to fix the cables/cable trays to the underside of the desk top.
Be aware that a cable port (The hole in the top of the desk) can restrict the placement of the monitor. They are a bit out of fashion on the higher end desking now, if that should bother you. Just loop the cables over the back edge of the desk at the most appropriate point.
Paul Mc Cann
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On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 13:56:49 +0100, Paul Mc Cann

I can do either....I'd just like to know where to get them from!

Which restricts the placement of the monitor in exactly the same way, surely? In any event, I'm not bothered about the placement of the monitor...I'm bothered about looping cables over the back edge of the desk
Brian
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wrote:
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No. the plastic porthole surround and the fact that the cable is emerging from the top of the desk means that they will foul that area for monitor placement.
When the cable is looped over the edge of the top it can be brought over adjacent to the desired position of the monitor but doesn't in anyway restrict the placement of the monitor.
(Or to put it simply you cant put the monitor on top of the hole !)
The possible source of cable ties is too diverse to give instruction son how to find them . (Electrical supply shops/ Computer component suppliers/Car factors/Hardware shops etc. etc.)
Paul

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