Your Complete Guide to Cable Tray Shopping

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Loose wires, cords, and cables starting to become a problem in your home office or workstation? It’s time to take control of them and keep your working spaces secure. Electrical cables appear to be one of the common hazards in workplaces. For one, tripping and falling can happen if the cables are loosely lying around in high-traffic areas. And two, cords and cables getting scratches and abrasions can lead to damage that may cause fire and electrocution. These hazards make cable management one of the most important things to handle in your workspace.

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There are different ways to manage and secure all the cables in your workstation, and one of the most effective is through a cable tray. Installed underneath the desk, this tray makes under desk cable management easy and efficient.

Everything You Need to Know About the Cable Tray

Cable management is simply the system of managing and containing all your cables in one secure area so they are safe from damage and so you are safe from hazards. There are different ways to approach this, in the same way that there are different materials you can use to manage your cables. One of the most effective is under desk cable management, not only because under your desk is the closest space you have for your wires but because this area is typically an empty space and one of the best areas to keep wires and cords. Besides, the location tucks wires safely away to keep them from being an eyesore.

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A cable tray is one of the best materials to use to manage your cables underneath the desk. It is a steel or aluminum tray that you can install underneath your standing desk to hold all the cables from your computer and other devices. 

Compared to wire sleeves or tubes, the tray is much more durable and sleeker, perfect for safekeeping your wires and for complementing the style of your space.

Three Things to Look for When Shopping for a Cable Tray

If you’re in the market looking for a new cable tray, here are some elements you need to check to ensure you find the right tray:

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Size and color

Make sure the tray is compatible with your desk in terms of dimensions. You will find specifications in the labels, so read them carefully. In terms of color, you can choose between one that will match the color of your desk and one that will create a cool contrast and amp up your desk’s overall vibe.


You’ll find cable trays made from different materials, but the best ones are those made from stainless steel or aluminum. These two materials are the only ones recognized by NEC as electric grounding conductors, guaranteed safe for use. Choose a tray made from any of the two to enjoy years of safe and reliable service.


Cable tray installation is generally easy, with no complex skills or tools required. If you have no technical skills, make sure you find a tray that can be readily mounted in just a few minutes. You may also refer to the guide below.

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The MotionGrey Cable Tray

If you’re looking for a high-quality cable tray, you’re in the right place—we have just the right one for you. 

Material: Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 80x14x5 cm (Length x Width x Height)

This cable tray is perfect for the MotionGrey Standing Desk, and it can be installed in less than 5 minutes.

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Under Desk Cable Management Made Easy: MotionGrey Cable Tray Installation Guide

For a complete guide on the easy installation of the cable tray underneath your desk, you may refer to the three steps below:

Step 1. Unscrew the 4 X M6 screws attached on the railbar.

Step 2. Place the cable tray underneath the rail bar.

Step 3. Screw the 4 X M6 screws onto the rail bar.

For a visual on the process, you may check out this video on Youtube.

Say goodbye to cable clutter and potential hazards in your workstation with a new under desk cable management tray installed. Check out the option we have in our catalog and enjoy a high-quality, durable cable tray for your desk.

About Us

MotionGrey is a Canadian standing desk company that specializes in ergonomic furniture. We supply and install only the best quality standing desks and ergonomic chairs in the country.

Our products are designed with wellness as the focal point. From our electric standing desks to our office and gaming chairs, we deliver best value by putting your health, safety, and comfort as top priority. Boost your creativity and level up work performance. We want you to create great outcomes so we’re providing you only the best tools to make them possible.
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