Step 10: Final Product

As you can see, everything is off the floor and organized. Could it be prettier? Yep. Could I have added lights? Yep. Could I have spent money on this? Sure, but why would I when this cost nothing but a couple of hours on a Sunday. There are some excess cables on the left of the picture and that is due to the coax for internet and audio cables. For those who want to know what type of peripherals I run so they can judge space and how much shelving to get, read on:
-PC (on desk)
-19" Flat screen
-17" CRT
-external hard drive
-battery Charger
-left & right speakers + subwoofer
-Game controller
-6 outlet surge protector (on desk)
-mouse charger
-mini-usb cable run from rear of PC to charge phone
-headphone jack to RCA cable run from rear of PC
-network printer
-usb printer

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope this has helped at least one other person. Your comments are appreciated.
Great use of existing equipment. I'm looking to build something similar for my workspace. I prefer not to poke any holes on the wall and need something that is attached under the table.
Nice idea! My wife will love it. She is always complaining about the cables behind our computer desk.
I like this and think it's a very simple yet elegant solution...just out of curiosity -- why mount the unit to the wall so the "clutter" can still be seen rather than the underside of the table itself w/some lag-bolts and eye-hooks so you could even mount and unmount?  Just a thought.
Thanks for compliment. Lag bolts/hooks are a great idea! My goal was to create something that I had sitting around the house and to spend little or no money. The way my office is laid out, there would be no reason for me to remove the shelf so I decided on angles &amp; zip ties.<br />
&nbsp;i love this idea, specially &nbsp;the shelf &nbsp;:) i'll build one for mine.<br /> thanx buddy :)
Gr8 instructable! The pictures are very well done. I've seen too many blurry photos.<br />
i give you commended performance on this ible. it is very unique and well written. especially for your first ible. you sir, get 4.5 stars! <br />
&nbsp;Something else I like to do is to put my label maker to good use (and before it masking tape and a Sharpie) and label all the cords down there so that when you need to unplug something you can hopefully undo the right cable.<br />
I like this, and I will soon be using this idea of yours. I will of course make adjustments for myself, but I think it will work perfectly
i would have positioned the router so i can see the diagnostic lights. perhaps mount a mirror? you could probably use an old compact mirror (from wife or girlfriend)
This looks great. I am off to go buy my parts right now. I hope that it turns out as good as yours. Thanks for the advice and taking the time to make this guide.
Very good solution. An alternative will soon be available at www.cablox.com No more loose cables! The Cablox Brigade
This is a GREAT idea! I have an old wooden army desk with a pool of wires at the back that I can't clean around. This should take care of the problem. Thanks for taking the time to post. :)
Coils of wire with electricity going through will cause heat and magnetic fields, its unsafe and can cause fires,
J_Mi Thanks for pointing that out. While your point is very true, I think in this case any additional magnetic field or heat difference is negligible. We are not talking about 100's of feet of tightly wound, high current wire here. They are off the ground and will get better airflow instead of collecting dust and getting stepped on or tripped over while being on the floor.
looks professional
That's pretty good. I use the Velcro peel-off strips that come on a roll, but I like your ideas. One problem I had with mine was my speaker wire. When I coiled it up it became an antenna for the local AM radio station. I have to stretch it out to keep from hearing a buzz of country music all the time.
Thanks for the feedback. Never thought of the velcro strips. Good idea!
Two rolls of 50 were under $5 at Home Depot.
So you live probably very closely to the transmitter or your speaker is very badly designed/shielded. As you can't shut down the transmitter and most probably don't won't to buy new speakers, you might like to try to add some toroidal cores on your speaker wires. The bigger ones (often used in PCs and power supplies) open into two halves and can be mounted around a single speaker cable or even some coiled up speaker cables. If you have (or can find) a bigger toroidal core ferroid (not sure, if this is English ;-) ), wrap the end of the speaker line around it some time (6..10 times should do). This will block any high-frequency waves picked up from nearby transmitters. If it doesn't help ... well just let the cable drop down on the floor _ANTYTHING_ is better than country music.. (sorry c.m. lovers ot there..) :-)
Thanks. That's very helpful. For now I have that one wire stretched out and taped to the underside of the table. So far so good but I'll definitely remember your suggestion. I re-rig my wires occasionally.
Great, now I have a project for tonight when I get bored! Thank you very much!!! Faved and Rated -gamer

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