How to organize mountains of cables

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by current, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. current macrumors newbie

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    We have been producing documentaries for the past decade and maintain a large selection of cables stored away in large boxes. Finding cables is taking up a lot of time.
    Can anyone point out a cable storage system? Or perhaps send some photos of how you or your organization deals with large numbers of cables of all sorts and lengths?
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    My method is fairly simple. I use long hooks made for hanging bicycles, garden hose and tools, etc. that are available from most hardware outlets. They're threaded on one end to screw into a wall or board and coated with plastic. Here's some examples:

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=102877-923-SH11-25&lpage=none

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=154712-923-SH17-25&lpage=none

    I've mounted a 2x4 near the top of a storage closet wall to screw the hooks into. By placing the mounting board near the top of the wall, I can accommodate cables as long as 14' easily. I use one hook for each type of cable; BNC, RCA (video), Component, S-Video, audio cables, CAT5, USB, Firewire and power cords. I usually keep longer cables rolled (and fastened with a Velcro wrap) or on a reel.

    -DH
     
  3. current thread starter macrumors newbie

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    great

    Great idea! And thanks for including the links!
     

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