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Weekend Project: Extreme Home Office Makeover (before/after)

OK, not so extreme, but it's a welcome change!

The goal? Hide the cords, expand the desk. The mess:



What's the plan of attack? A whole bunch of zip-ties, these nice Tripp Lite powerstrips:



GALANT pieces:



Six of these IKEA SIGNUM under-desk cable cradles:



Did I mention a whole lot of zip-ties?


Planning stage:



Got the tables assembled and the strips screwed on to the bottoms:



A full day of cable organization later... here's a peek under a table:



Here's the before and after:




Hooray! It was a lot of work. Spent some of Friday morning and most of Friday evening working on the assembly, then much of Sunday putting everything back in its place and working on cable management. I think it was worth the effort, though.
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Thanks for all that hard work.

I did cook and vacuum during the process!

And whar is kittle bunny break tiem?

You Everyday Life New Thread n00b!
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your before was still much better than how I have my cords


looks great, I wish I had the motivation to do something like that
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your before was still much better than how I have my cords


looks great, I wish I had the motivation to do something like that

Thanks. Yeah, it took a couple years before I was fully motivated to tackle it once-and-for-all. I got so tired of having cords and my feet all the time. That and I didn't want to invest the money in the additional hardware needed to accomplish the task.
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Sorry, also, kittle bunny break tiem:

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She's such a lazy burthole.

Also, WTF. I vacuumed the cat tree yesterday and they already shredded the fuck out of the carpet! Carpet bits will be all over the place now!

GET A JOB, CATS.
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MOVE THAT BUN! MOVE THAT BUN!
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I was trying to read your clock to see how long it took and then I gave up after I saw the numbers in reverse order
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I think the before picture was taken at 6:18 p.m. on Thursday.

The after was 8:07 this morning.

I love that clock. It confuses me still to this day sometimes.
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thanks for the heads-up on the SIGNUM mgmt.

but you should have gotten a roll of velcro to use instead of using cable ties... velcro > * for cable mgmt
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Looks GREAT, but as much as I love zip ties (and believe me, I use the shit out of them in cars/trucks), it makes for a hard time if you need to take any hardware with you or you lose a piece in a storm. I still think it looks BADASS though man. Great job!
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thanks for the heads-up on the SIGNUM mgmt.

but you should have gotten a roll of velcro to use instead of using cable ties... velcro > * for cable mgmt
I thought about it. But zip-ties are dirt cheap and they cinch up nice and tight. And they look much cleaner when strapping the cables to the table legs.
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do those tripp lites offer any surge protection? or are they strips only...
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