What can I do to get rid of this cable mess?

q what can i do to get rid of this cable mess

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  11 answers
  • Laura Laura on Jul 30, 2018

    Take one of those plastic tubes (long thin tubes) people use them for shower curtains and enclose all the wires. Also, I bought a cord that was like an old telephone cord from years ago and wrapped them in there. Amazon has lots of great ideas go on there.

  • Shirley Hearn Shirley Hearn on Jul 30, 2018
    An old spiral phone cord works well if you have one. You can also buy spiral cord covers on Amazon as well as this product which hides the cords and can be painted to match the wall. https://www.amazon.com/D-Line-Concealer-Non-Metallic-Decorative-Paintable/dp/B077YD9DG6/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1532962884&sr=8-16&keywords=cord+cover. We have used both methods in our house.

  • Butch Thompson Butch Thompson on Jul 30, 2018
    I recently had a similar situation. What I did:
    1. You have an electrical outlet below your equipment. Install an electrical outlet behind the TV and drop the wire inside the wall down to the existing outlet. (if you aren't comfortable with electrical wiring you may have to hire it done)
    2. Cut a hole about 1" in diameter through the drywall behind the TV and another just above the floating shelf and fish the wires inside the wall down to your existing cable outlet and up from your equipment to the TV.
    3. Fish your power cords up through those holes and plug in behind the TV.
    Voila! No exposed wires!

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 30, 2018

    Some people drill a small hole in the wall behind the tv, and then near the bottom, and feed the wires through the back, and out again...may not be to code.

    Others move the outlets up behind the tv.

  • Emb33873528 Emb33873528 on Jul 30, 2018
    Look up wiremold and/or cordmate kits. Even if you don't buy it, seeing the pics will give you and idea of what's needed for this type of solution.

  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Jul 30, 2018

    You can get a specific type of tape that you can put over wires to hide them or you can put them in a skinny piece of tubing and paint it the same colour as your wall. I have known people that drill a small hole at the top of where the wires start and another on the bottom of the wall and put the wires in the top hole and pull them out the bottom hole near the plug

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 28, 2018

    And the cheapest option is run cords through paper towel tubes that can be painted to match your wall. Affix to wall with glue dots. Sometimes you can find longer tubes from wrapping paper at dollar store. It won't look as nice as the options from Amazon but it is quick and cheap.

  • Dfm Dfm on Aug 28, 2018

    cord covers from office supply shop. don't do the paper tubes to flammable.

  • Dee Dee on Aug 28, 2018

    Run the wires behind your wall. Drill a small hole top and bottom. Then "fish" for the wires with a coat hanger. You can buy a grommet to cover the holes.

  • Nevena MacLean Nevena MacLean on Aug 28, 2018

    Make a “backsplash” or if you want to call it a “headboard” - wood, aluminum, can cover peace of plastic in wallpaper or cloth of your choice ( somewhat like radiator cover - that you can easily remove for cleaning or unplugging). Actually there is all kinds of metallic mesh for covering radiators - frame it. To fix it- you can use curtain rods holds or other type or hardware. You will see what you need

  • Grahame Grahame on Aug 28, 2018

    You can use cable trunking