DIY "Wire-Keeps" foam wire keepers made easy. Here's an easy cheap fast way to get customizable cord control. Perfect for that speaker wire that hangs at your feet under your desk. I have been repurposing a lot of my interlocking foam rubber floor tiles. You can get them in many colors, but gray is by far the most popular. I think gray is the "new black" for foam rubber tile.
I did think of the idea and searched the net and I did find the product available. As it turns out, making the item is pretty easy!
If you would rather order them I believe you can get them via Amazon for about $7.50 shipped (believe this is for package of 16).
Step 1: What You Need
What you need
Foam rubber floor tile material - I used 5/8" thick variety. You won't need much!
Double-sided foam tape. Mine was 1" wide.
Drill and drillbit - I used a 1/4 inch bit.
Step 2: Cut Foam to Size
Cut foam into smaller size. My foam was already 5/8" thick so that dimension is already fixed. The length of mine was 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. You can use a utility knife to do this. Just try your best to keep the cuts nice, neat and square. I thought I would live on the edge and attempt using a paper cutter. I had to remove the safety guard. The mechanism worked but really was not as good as just carefully using a utility knife. Be sure to put a sacrificial surface below your foam when cutting!
Step 3: Drill a single hole.
Drill a single hole centered longways down the 3" length foam piece. See photo. I used a drill press and some wood blocks to help keep the hole positioned properly. I was unable to drill all the way through with the drill press (the travel was not long enough). So I drilled what I could one direction and then flipped the piece over and drilled the rest meeting the holes in the middle.
I believe you could probably avoid the double drilling by just using a hand-held drill.