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Published on April 27th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Hiding computer nook cables and equipment

Materials: Kassett

Description: I cut the handle opening to a larger size to accommodate the cords and cables and allow for more ventilation.

Place everything in the box, close lid.

Here is a picture of the before mess and the after.


See more of Mel’s quick clutter buster.

~ Mel, Mississauga, Ontario

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10 Responses to Hiding computer nook cables and equipment

  1. Holly says:

    Seeing as it’s been a couple of years, I’d be interested in how this was for you long term. Any fires? :)

  2. Hamma says:

    I love the newsprint on the shelf too! Excellent way to keep things tidy!

  3. Mel V says:

    i did the same but with my tv cables,dvd and WII wires… looks good but not as good as this one.

  4. Mel says:

    The desktop pc didn’t morph into a laptop, but that would be cool :)

    It is only the modem, router and power bar in there. I thought of the fire hazard/excess heat thing, but it’s fine. I made the hole at the back quite large to provide adequate ventilation.

    • kikkilu says:

      i think you should point out how you handled the heat from the beginning of your post. fires are scary! thanks for the pin–which i am definitely pinning. i have so many damned wires that i use a static dust mop, handheld, to de-dust.

      what’s so crazy about all these computing wires is that one places them so that they will not overlap or get in the way of other cords. but they do, and i don’t know which genie made that happen!

  5. prue says:

    Arerain, do you really think she put her pc into that box? How on earth would that fit?

    If you follow the link, you’ll see that it’s actually just cables and cords, and if you don’t, you can read the same further above ;)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is there an actual fire hazard or is it “merely” going to harm the computer?

  7. arerain says:

    simple & neat..the concept is important..nice!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice, but computers do get warm and putting them into a box to get hot in might seriously damage them in the long run.

  9. Anonymous says:

    WOW, that IKEA hack turned his PC into a laptop!

    Kidding…nicely done.

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