Cord hiding monitor stand

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Project by kgodwin posted 02-25-2015 05:03 AM 1301 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I got a standing desk, my boss has complained about all my cords laying around everywhere. I’ve got two keyboard cords, two mouse cords, two monitor cords, two monitor power cords, two monitor usb cords, the power cord for the docking station… Basically, cords, cords everywhere!

So I decided to build a cord-hiding monitor stand. After talking about it with my dad, I decided to build a shelf with a fold-down false back. There’s a one-inch gap along the back to make sure that the cords disappeared into the hide as cleanly as possible. The gap between the back and the false back is about three inches, so I could put the power strip back in there. That way, all of the cords, other than the network cord and the power strip cord, are completely contained.

I learned a lot, and while I’m not entirely happy with the end product (I tried cutting a few pieces by hand, so the cuts weren’t entirely square), it works, and it looks much better than my cord-tastrophe!

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 12:36 AM

I like this. While the whole cord thing seems trivial, I hate having a rats nest of cords all around my computer. Good idea on your part! (and it gets your boss off your back)!

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 03:31 AM

This is a good idea. I made a few monitor stands for my co-workers, but didn’t put any cable management in them. I need to make a this version for my desk.

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