The Hidden Cable Workspace

The Hidden Cable Workspace

An uncluttered workspace with well-managed cables definitely doesn’t happen by accident. Today’s featured workspace showcases the kind of clutter-free work environment you can have with careful planning and execution.

Lifehacker reader Tomas Carrillo—responsible for sharing the handy chain sinnet method of cable tidying with us—has the kind of neat workspace you’d expect from a guy with that kind of cable-wrangling knowledge. Along with some great pictures, he shared the following information about the setup:

The desk is a Palermo office desk purchased from Cost Plus World Market (I believe they’re no longer sold). The Logitech V200 cordless mouse and MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard are tucked away on a sliding keyboard shelf – a feature I love about this Palermo desk. BTW, the mouse was purchased for $US10 after rebate from and the keyboard was purchased for less than $US20 new off of eBay.

All cables and power bricks have been hidden behind and underneath the desk as shown in this photo and this photo.

The monitor is a Samsung 173P mounted on an Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD arm which I purchased on eBay for $US20 refurbished.

The shelf is from IKEA, but I can’t for the life of me remember the model – I would personally recommend the BILLY shelf system if you’re looking. The storage box on top of the shelf is the IKEA KASSETT, and on top of that rests the FM3 Buddha Machine.

BTW, this is the way my office looks on a regular basis – I’ve tried my best to minimise any clutter and the only thing that is visible is my MacBook Pro (not shown) which connects to the Samsung monitor via DVI.

Check out the images below for photos of his excellent cable management and the DIY stand he uses for his MacBook.

The Hidden Cable Workspace [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]


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