How Do You Hide The Cables On A Wall Mount Shelf For Tv Components?
I used to have a wall mounted flat screen TV with a wall mounted shelf for the components. It’s two glass shelves. It was taken down over a year ago, and I’ve decided to put it back up. It’s mounted back on the wall, however, we can’t figure out how we are supposed to hide the cables. The top and the bottom have large covers that snap over the system, but there doesn’t appear to be any way to run the cables down the front or anyway to retrieve them from the back.
Basically you have two choices.
- You can start cutting drywall and hide them in the wall, or
- You can leave them out in the open but try to make them look better.
Most people end up selecting #2 because it is so much easier.
Relative to #2, Home Depot and many other places have these coiled flexible plastic split tubes which are about 1 inch in diameter. You put all of your cables inside this tube which does look a lot better than a mess of wires hanging there.
I’m not sure though with glass shelves how viable an option is this. I’ve actually done both #1 because we have an extensive system with Blu Ray, Tv, A/V Receiver, satellite receiver, computer, etc. Then upstairs in the master bedroom, I did it the easy way, #2.
Hide Wires For AV Equipment Or Any Cable Management Needs
Paintable Covers – paint them over the same color as your wall! It melds nicely with the wall.
This MINI cable concealer is only 4 feet long, which really doesn’t help when you’re trying to hide away a cord from ceiling to floor. Also you need to know how many wires you need to cover. It only fits about four wires comfortably. If you have to cover up more than four wires, you need to buy a 4″ model.
This 4 inch cable cover has the highest customer ratings. With this cable management cover it will be easy to run a very thick HDMI cable, coax, cat-5, power, and rca from your equipment up to the TV.
These paintable cable cover Kits include all the necessary stuff – cable covers, caps, screws, and attachment hardware. Wall Mounted Cable Management System Hide wires for AV equipment or any cable management needs. Multiple kits can be interlocked, and it is paintable!
Nice Belkin cord concealer will make your life easier and will maximize your computer or consumer electronic investment. Cut the length, then stick to the wall, then run the wires through, and then, as the last step, seal the tube shut. This product must be folded into the shape. Cords fit easily inside. There’s two adherent strips, one to hold it’s rectangular shape, the other to adhere it to the wall. Although the strip adhered and held the item to the wall, I found that the adherent strip to hold it into it’s rectangular shape was not strong enough. I needed to use scotch tape to keep it closed.