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Clever DIY Display Showcases Game Consoles While Concealing Cables

How do you display all your vintage game consoles while keeping them in a clutter free and ready-to-play state? This wall-mounted display does a great job showing off the retro gear while keeping everything tidy.

Courteys of German tinker and gamer Holger, the design of the display is deceptively simple. The wall mount is a basic 2×4 frame wrapped in black roofing batten (similar to the lightweight weed-fabric used in gardens). Screw-in mounts for the LACK shelves are positioned every foot or so going up the frame and a small slit in the fabric allows for hidden routing of the cables. While it looks like the consoles are simply on display, they’re actually all hooked up and ready to play.

For more photos of the build, hit up the link below.

LACK Video Console Shelf with Hidden Cables [IKEAHacker]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/8/12

Comments (5)

  1. Black Knight Rebel

    Yo!!!!
    That’s a pretty slick solution!

  2. Aaron M.

    Pretty ingenious. Bookmarking this for future DIY spare time. My girlfriend will love this with her Super Nintendo, N64, GabeCube, Ps1, PS2, XBox, and XBox 360 :-)

  3. penywyse

    Awesome!

  4. Laonna

    wow that is seriously smexy… nice one holger ;)

  5. .holger

    Thanks. It’s quite cheap and easy to build. I’m already thinking about improvements with lighting up the used console.

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