Many mornings find me piling concealer (aka “cosmetic spackle”) under my eyes to cover up the dark circles and make them blend in with the rest of my deathly pale complexion, because otherwise the contrast would just look stupid. But this doesn’t apply only to girls and their makeup… no self-respecting dude would, say, get dressed head to toe in paintball camo and then put on a hot pink belt – waaaaaaay to obvious. Likewise, you probably wouldn’t want to mar the surface of a custom wood desk with a black plastic grommet – right?
Not that there’s anything wrong with a grommet that doesn’t match your desk exactly – it’s just that there are some situations in which you wouldn’t want any visual distractions from your wooden furniture, not even if the distracting elements happened to be providing some much-needed cable management. Luckily, for cases like these, there are slotted wood desk grommets.
Designed buffer the edges of cable cutouts without visibly standing out from the rest of your desk, wood countertop or table, these grommets are available in either oak or maple, and come unfinished so that you can use them in their natural state, or custom-stain them for a perfect match. And we’re not talking laminated particleboard or faux-wood plastic… these are natural hardwood, in your choice of grains.
Wood furniture grommets pop into cable cutouts just like any other type of grommet, and provide up to ⅞” of cable pass-through space. They’re perfect for desks, entertainment centers, cabinets, and even butcher-block countertops. Just think of them as stealth grommets for your finer furniture.
Grommets – they may just be little plastic rings that we never give much thought to, but believe me, a lot of us would start noticing if they suddenly disappeared from our desktops. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of working at a desk fitted with a grommet, then you’ve probably found that computer, keyboard, mouse and speaker cables have a nasty habit of getting in the way. They snake all over your work surface, and then spill over the side of your desk on their way to you computer tower. Sigh.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Ever try routing cables through your desktop? Many desks are available with a small hole drilled through the top, and if your desk didn’t come that way, you can make the hole yourself, provided that the desktop is wood or particle board. These holes are perfect for running cords through, but there’s just one problem – they’re usually very rough or sharp around the edges, which can cause damage to your cables. This is where grommets enter the picture. Grommets snap into these holes, lining the sharp edges and providing a smooth buffer to protect power and data cables.
Our flexible grommets take things one step further by sending your cables in the right direction. The flexible slits cut into the top bend to let your cables pass through, but also hold cords snugly in place anywhere along the grommet’s circumference, so that they end up wherever (on your desktop) you need them to.