Well, there are still cords, but now you can't see them. A few months ago I tried to go cordless here, and gave up when I found a big board running behind the TV and decided to just live with it. Then we got this and it wasn't going to work anymore. Its IKEA, which I am now in love with. Its the BESTA line if anyone is curious.
There is a glass top that runs across the whole top of the center 3 cabinets, so there is no going behind it without a HUGE gap and no securing it to the wall... not going to work for me. So I got out the big guns, aka jig saw and big drill bits to make this happen.
This is in the basement, the white bar is the edge of the suspended ceiling, and the whole in the middle is the start of the hole that leads right into the entertainment center where all the electronics go. And we are techies, so there are a lot of electronics. So my next challenge was powering all of said electronics... and with the outlet all the way down the wall, I decided I would power it all by moving an outlet and plugging the power strip in back here in a makeshift AV box thing. That is a technical term, I am sure of it.
So we took down another piece of the peg board wall, which I am grateful for not having had time to drywall yet, to move the cable down. You can see the outlet just under the cords that I planned to move into the box and the top board of the box already in place. I just used my dado blades to cut a pretty big notch into it for all the cords to come through. Next I made the bottom part of the box, the part that the outlet will live in. This is what I ended up with.
Next I turned off the power to the outlet to move it. And now we we have power to the box!
Now I need to get a lot of cords to fit in this little box. My favorite thing for cord organizing is scotch cord bundling velcro. I used nails to attach it to the sides of the box to keep the cords where I want them. Eventually there will be a door on the outside of this box, but unfortunately I didn't get that far. So this is where we end, everything is powered, and is hooked up and at least all the cords are behind the wall. Small victories.
Now I just need to finish putting everything away...