Work Station

Published on October 16th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Antonius cable manager

Tom found an alternative to the Signum cable manager. His uses the Antonius clothes hanger. If you don’t have a lot of cables, this could be ideal.

“I recently found a nifty solution for the crippling problem of cable management. It might not be suitable for super computers but it does work for my desk. It was built by screwing Ikea Antonius coat hangers to the underside of the desk using long enough wood screws. To give it a bit of stability, I used a hollow tube (like piping cut to length) for the hangers to sit on.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

7 Responses to Antonius cable manager

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks like the PORTIS Hook is the new equivalent to the Antonius hanger:

    Since there are two screws for the PORTIS Hook, you can easily increase the specificity of the organization if you use two pipes and screws giving you something that looks like this:


    Three sections allows for organization by separating the cables into groups.

  2. Anonymous says:

    what monitor stand do you use? i’m looging for one to put my 22″ TFT on it.

  3. That’s a great idea! I love the look of your working office table it looks much more organize and neat. I like it.

  4. Wow! That’s very resourceful and creative of you. I’m very empress with what you did to organize your cable wires. Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea.

  5. Tanco says:

    touche! i have using antonius in the last 5 years as the cheaper alternative since they are hidden away anyway.

  6. joana says:

    nice job. so, up to now, we had a cable hanger recicled as coat hanger, and a coat hanger used as wire hanger.
    interesting, isn’t it?

    ps there’s maybe a mistake in the second sentence of the post?”his uses”?

  7. inday says:

    nice website and i like your template. where did you get it?

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