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Looking for a hollow skirting board to hide wiring

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by MuffKing, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. MuffKing

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    I've this plastic type made by WireTracks in the USA, but does anyone know of something similar available in the UK so that I can route wires round the skirting board, or should I just buy wooden skirting and put a router to the back of it before fitting?

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  2. Jamiroquai78

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    you can get it over here, its listed on a few threads in this forum I think its on the MK website, just have a search about :smashin:
     
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    MK Lincoln looks good
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    That's the one I'm using!
    About £16 for a 3m length and internal/external corners about £2.50 or so each - that's very cheap compared to your B&Q suppliers etc.
    Got mine supplied by local electrical distributors Newey & Eyre.
     
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    Hey that sounds good, £96 for 6 legnths for a 5.25mx3.5m room + £20 for 8 corner peices then.
    Do you have a pic?
     
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    Homebase does a new/replacement skirting board that has a channel for cable chasing built in, and is about seven quid a 3 metre length.
     
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    it only takes a minute to rout the back of any skirting though... then you don't have to resort to cheap looking plastic stuff
     
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    I guess it's more about having the ability pull off the outer, cover change the cables and clip it back on though.
     
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    Still working on the room at the moment - it'll be a little while before it's pic ready.
    It's a lot better than people give 'plastic skirting' credit for - very well made to be honest and better than I thought it could be - it will look very nice when it's finished, believe me.
    As you say, it's the ability to remove the cover and change the cables (or add to them!!!) that makes it a lot easier than ordinary routered skirting board.
     
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    Looking for something like this right now. A question I have: how would I install this around a bow window (i.e. 5 windows in a semi-circular shape)? I suppose I could just cut lengths at the correct angle with a mitre saw, but they'll never line up perfectly, which is why they do joiners and 90 degree bends.
     
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    Suggest hiring a router and routing out the back - then you can use nice wooden skirting. Thats what I did and it looks really good.
     
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    How about routing a channel out of normal skirting, and using speaker grille plugs attached to the back of the skirting, and speaker grille plug sockets on the wall, to enable you to take the skirting on and off ?

    I think you can get this small marking tool that fits into a pre drilled hole, so that when you press it up against another surface it marks a point perfectly, showing you where to drill so that both holes are aligned. Alternatively you could just use a ruler :)
     
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    I've got a decent router so could go down the wood route, but was hoping for a ready made solution.
     

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