I have an Uplift standing desk and an Isobar 6-outlet surge protector. The surge protector is currently sitting on top of the desk, but I'd like to mount it somewhere under the desk to save space, and because it looks ugly.
Conveniently, the surge protector has 4 keyhole slots on the back for mourning. Less conveniently, the slots are directly under the body of the surge protector. That means I can't do the easiest thing, which would be to mount the surge protector upside down on the underside of the desktop.
I need gravity's help to keep the keyholes engaged on the screw heads, so the surge protector must be mounted vertically (at a 90° angle to the desk). That's pretty easy with a spare piece of plywood, but now I need a way to attach the plywood to the desk.
The desk frame has pre-tapped holes to use with optional accessories, and it even came with a couple brackets—great! I found some D-shaped shackles I thought would work perfectly, and they almost do, except that the ears/lugs are slightly too fat to fit through the hole in the bracket.
Maybe I could use a swivel hook or some chain to attach the shackle to the bracket, but then the board is hanging further down and swinging around. I thought about bolting the board directly to the bracket, but then I'd have to drill holes closer to the edge of the board, and there'd only be about 1/2" between the hole and the edge (maybe that's fine).
Am I missing an obvious solution? If there's nothing better, I'll probably give it a go with bolting the board straight to the bracket.