HIde AV Boxes and Cables
Here is a very easy solution for getting all of those unsightly AV boxes and cables out of sight. Screw them to the back of your entertainment/television unit. Our six-foot long credenza is ample space for mounting a digital cable box, modem, router and a power strip. All these devices come equipped with screw hole slots. We plotted out a space plan and simply attached sheet metal screws to the credenza's back panel leaving about 1/8 inch of each screw free. Then, we used the free edge of the screws to affix the various AV boxes and power strip. We managed the cables by coiling them and using 7" multi-purpose ties to secure them. If you have precious furniture this is not the best solution for you. Another option-- mount plywood on the back of your storage piece to take the screws instead.