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How to make hole in shelving unit look nice

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by r_c, 23 Jun 2021.

  1. r_c

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    (BTW I am not a tradesperson - I have a boring office job with little practical DIY experience.)

    I want to drill a couple of holes in some shelving units, but am at a bit of a loss as to how to make these holes look nice. Or at least make them not look bad.


    I want to drill two holes to feed an electrical cable through (for LED strip lights at top of unit). I found these desk grommets on amazon which might be ok for the horizontal (worktop?) surface.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/HO2NLE-Gro...2HHN4KD/ref=pd_di_sccai_3/261-9441731-7571317

    But is there something more suitable for the side vertical surface? Maybe something smaller? The shelves look great, and I don't want to mess them up with a bodge DIY hole.
     
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    Can't you drill straight into the void on the left, up from the cupboard below.
     
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    Sorry @Notch7 I should have stated that this is for an electrical cable to provide power to LED lights across the top of the shelf, and I would like to have a switch somewhere in that 'box'.

    Actually I was originally thinking of an inline switch like this but maybe there is something else I could use that is nicer? The power will come from inside the cupboard and then go up a hidden gap between the shelves and the wall.
     
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    Something like these?
     
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    Run cable as Notch suggested then remote control switch for lights, all hidden.
    Or plug in lights using a wifi switch , again all hidden.
     
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