Cable management: How to attach cables to underside of desk?

Old 04-09-12, 07:33 PM
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Cable management: How to attach cables to underside of desk?

I have loads of cables and I like to attach them to the bottom of my desk so I have a cleaner look. Normally, I would use nails and zipties. But because I'm in a dorm room, I want to find a way to stick my cables on the under surface of my desk without leaving a mark. I tried duct tape but it comes off after a week or so. Can someone suggest any solutions?

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Are there any drawer glides on the desk? If so maybe at the end of the desk drawer you could add a couple of zip ties. Maybe put two zip ties on each glide by themselves and then zip tie your wires onto the zip ties. Not the most perfect solution but it will keep the wires out of the way and not on the floor and what you do can be easily undone with a strong pair of scissors when you leave school. The down side will be that you probably will not be able to completely close that drawer or drawers but that is about the only thing I can think of that should work well. I doubt any adhesive would hold the wires very long and anything that would would leave a mark. Good luck in your studies and in getting something to work right for you!
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Several types of stick-on cable tie anchors and cable clamps are available. Press hard and hold them in place for 30 seconds, then let them sit there for a few minutes before you stress them with the cables. If they loosen over time just use some sticky-back tape to reseat them. When you leave use a bit of Goo Gone to remove the residue. Examples from Wal Mart.
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I would just add that you might want to give the intended sticky sites a quick swipe with some alcohol on a rag to remove any dirt/wax/other residue.
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Another glue-on option:glue on velcro, (scratchy side stuck onto the desk) then wrap the cables in 2 sided velcro, smooth side out, and, connect smooth to scratchy.

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