(Closed) Hiding TV Cables/Wires

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d be interested in suggestions, too!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you own or rent?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

electrical tape or clear scotch tape would probably be neater than twist ties for visible wires. If you really have a huge nest, you could also carve out some exit and entry holes in a cute box (like the ones that are always on sale at michaels) and store the bulk of the length of the wires in there

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You can do a few things.  If the wires can be hid by your entertainment system, etc, you can just use zip ties or something similar to bundle and organize.  If your TV is mounted on the wall or there’s nothing to obscure the view of them, you can run behind the wall – meaning, cut a hole in sheetrock, fish down, cut an additional hole in sheet rock and pull through.  Best Buy, etc also sells mouldings that are your wall cover to hide.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Velcro zip ties!  I looooove these things.  I’ve bought 2 packs now and use them everywhere that theres extra cords hanging around… behind the tv, the coffee maker, tooth brush, on long straps on backpacks….I like these better than zip ties cause it’s a lot easier to move them around as needed after you get them on to get the cables perfectly tied up behind the tv.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Reusable-Self-Gripping-Inches-91140/dp/B001E1Y5O6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365434964&sr=8-1&keywords=velcro+cable+ties

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i love a mounted TV and it is the best way to hide cables. I found this neat guide on pinterest on mounting and hiding cables if youre interested in that.  TV MOUNT GUIDE

 If not i would use zip ties thats what ive always done. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Since you own, mount the tv on the wall, cut a hole in the wall behind the tv, then one down by the baseboard. Run your wires through the holes, velcro tie them together, plug them in.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

DON’T LET DH SET UP THE TV!!!!

 

Seriously, he’s a mess….. I set up everything so that the wires aren’t all intertwined, then loop them together with hair ties, rubber bands, whatever works.

 

Luckily for us our entertainment stand gives us a space to hide them so I just tuck them away so you can’t see them from our tv-watching spot on the couch.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@pinkshoes:  I second Velcro cable ties!  We have a rack next to our TV with an amp, DVR, and various video game consoles, and the Velcro ties keep it clean and organized.  Also, my FI likes to buy new consoles and equipment, so it’s easy to rearrange the cables when we add new things.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just a heads up that Pinterest pin shows work that needs to be done by an electrician. DH and I looked into mounting our tv as well.  Because you are going into the wall it creates a fire hazard so an electrician must do the work.

We bought a bunch of tiny hooks from 3M that we use as a path down our shelving system so the cords are not visible from the front. If there was excess cord it is bundled with a twist tie behind each appliance.  There are tutorials everywhere for this as well.  GL!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We mounted ours above our fireplace and drilled holes in the walls and ran the wires down to the basement.

We also put our receiver in the basement and got some special thing that goes in the clicker so it can recieve from wherever…ie, basement.

Wicked clean looking….lots of work though…but worth it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We used these wire covers from home depot. You put the wires in them then stick to the wall and then you can paint them whatever color the wall is.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My FI did behind the wall wiring using pvc tubing, you can’t even tell we cut the dry wall out to install the pvc tube.

 

 

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