Building the Monoprice Patch Panel Box
Monoprice Patch Panel Box.
A long while ago, I bought two patch panel from Monoprice. The 24 port monoprice patch panel and then the smaller (cuter) 12 port mini patch panel… A very sharp eye reader asked what happened to my patch panel box and how it was finally used. Well, the 24 port was used in the study room hub and the mini patch panel is used in the living room. I wished I can tell you I did it !
But of course, not… it was my contractor who did it.. Today, I sharing some photos of the 24 port patch panel
After the contractor laid the cables all over, all the ends of the cables are consolidated at the hub:
Then I got him to build a box around the cables with a small opening just nice to fit the patch panel
And of course a nice finishing with laminate wood
After that, the cables are patched with CAT6 connections myself. Quite a learning experience 🙂
You do need to be careful with the labeling of the cables, knowing exactly where in the house each cable leads to, label them and then when you fit them into the patch panel, take note carefully of the number indicated.. this helps later when everything is done. Else you have to ask yourself.. which slot in the patch panel is leading to my Apple TV in the living room ! 🙂
Once you done up all the cables, you push the patch panel back into the hole and then screwed the patch panel to the box (screws are provided for the ends)
A patch panel ready for your use…
Will share the use of the mini patch panel if there are any interest…
Steady man!!!!! Awesome!!
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Going through the pictures, you laid out the cables on your concrete floor, raised it(?) and then placed wooden flooring. Is that correct?
On your 3rd last picture, there is a picture of a incomplete patch panel. Why dont you show us a picture of your 24 Port Patch Panel and the Panel above it? I would love to see that.
Otherwise, this is fantastic!!!!
Yes.. the cables on the concrete floor (enclosed in a casing) and then HDB will pour cement for you to level the floor (just ask them to do it if it is a new place) and then I lay wooden flooring..
Dun understand your last part.. there are no panel above the patch panel. Unless you are referring to the 3 plugs and a telephone line.
Thank you for your blog, can I ask where did you fabricate your console and also did your contractor quote you a lump sum for all the run of network? email@example.com
My contractor did it for me (His carpenter actually)… the run of network is free ba.. I bought the network cables and just tell him to lay as part of the flooring….he never charge me or he charge me in the whole package ? 🙂
nice! is the conduits for the vertical run along the wall hidden inside the wall? or it is surface run along the wall but covered by up the console?
what your view if it is necessary to have hdmi or vga cable connection at the tv console connected to somewhere else pehards to the laptop worstation area? last but not least, did he include a draw wire inside
Hi. Do you mind measuring the depth of the patch panel box? I intend to get a contractor to do something similar.
Is the depth sufficient for you to tuck the excess wiring inside? Thanks in advance
Hi. Sorry but I have moved out from this place so no longer have this patch panel 🙂