Decorative wood wall plates that aren't too thick?

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Decorative wood wall plates that aren't too thick?

I like the look of wood wall plates (light colored oak preferably), but the Hampton Bay ones that Home Depot caries are too thick and prevent using power bricks.

GE makes ones that are a bit thinner than the Hampton Bay ones that at least let power bricks plug in, but power bricks still aren't flush and I worry they might come loose over time.

Does anyone know of a company that makes wood wall plates for the look, but that are thin with a metal back for support?

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but the Hampton Bay ones that Home Depot caries are too thick and prevent using power bricks.
I sounds like the receptacle isn't flush with the wall. If so you need to bring it forward.
 
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Post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
 
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http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html Keep the width to 1000px or less.
 
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A quick search on google pops up a custom place (or two) that will make plates to your specifications. Search "wood outlet plate" It is about the 6 one down from the top. You could send them an e-mail to see how thick they are and if they can be made thinner.

I think a lot of wood plates are thick so they do not split or break.
 

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I prefer the wood-grained metal plates.
 
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Maybe use a decorator style (rectangle) receptacle instead of a duplex? The wide flat area should be enough to support the wall wart.
 
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With plastic wall plates it is flush:

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With GE wood plates

With the GE brand oak wood plates it isn't quite flush:

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Home Depot Hampton Bay

I returned them without taking a picture, but you can see on the Home Depot Web site that the Hampton Bay plates have a raised border. The outlets are flush with the lower inside, but the power bricks are very lose and some don't even stay plugged in with the raised border.

1 Duplex Outlet Plate - Un-Finished Wood-180DHB - The Home Depot
 
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They make one foot extensions for power bricks.

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I prefer the wood-grained metal plates.
Do you have a link for an example? Searching myself I didn't see any metal plates that look like wood.
 
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I'm late to the thread, but did you take a receptacle and put it in the plate to see how it fits? My old neighbor in VA, a Master Electrician, told me to loosen the screws to the box slightly and then use the plate screw to pull it up tight.
 
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