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Picture of Cable Management (Home Theater, TV Computer Xbox Organization)
This is an istructable to organize the mess of cables, cords and wires in my living room. There is only a few step and the planning and research will go a long way.  My main purpose was to get the clutter away from the thing I stare at most in my house, the TV.  

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials
Pegboard
Drill – drill bits – screws
Saw
Dremel, miter or scroll saw
Wood file
Zip ties
Clamps and saw horses
 
Dave555551 year ago
Thanks for a great idea. I was inspired by your instructable, I immediately went to Lowes, bought 1/2 a sheet of peg board and then got them to cut it to my stand's exact size. Now I'm all organized and no more "disconnects" when I vacuum.
DustySeven72 years ago
the one thing I would advice if the person is using a different style media stand is fans or ways to cool the devices.
mclancer2 years ago
What a really great idea. I know all about the "wiring nightmare".
The only suggestion I would add is maybe two more panels (on the outer edges, attached to the smaller peg boards) either angled straight back to the wall or at a 90 degree angle to the smaller pegboards. This will help hide the wires from the sides.
chobbs19573 years ago
Velcro ties are great, but honestly, I have found competitive if not better use of beaded elastic pony tail ties.
jabootee (author) 3 years ago
Thanks for the comments. I will try the velcro for sure because this issue came up when I wanted to move the Xbox. As far as shorter cables i have few options with the video and power cables, but the coaxial is definitely an option. I should buy a cable crimper and shorten those for sure.
buirv3 years ago
Entertainment centers always tend to be a rats nest no matter what you do to them. Try this too to help keep the clutter down...
1 - Use shorter cables, this way you will not have to wrap or coil them up
2 - Never use tie wraps. They are meant for permanent installations that you will never take apart. Use Velcro ties instead. This way when you want to make changes or upgrades it's tool-less.
pfred23 years ago
It looks good.