I'm building a new house. I've already pretty much decided what wiring I want (a lot) and where/how to run it. My question involves the finishing of the wiring closet.
I would like to wire it more like a commercial building, due primarily to the large number of cables I will be running. This means that I will be terminating the cables on patch panels in a freestanding rack, instead of using wall-recessed HA panels.
So, I'm looking for suggestions as to how to bring lots of cables from the wall/ceiling space into the wiring closet and to the rack such that it looks nice, neat, and finished. And, of course, it has to meet fire code. FYI, the ceiling is not a plenum.
Yes, I could just chop a hole in the ceiling and dangle them down. But, that would hardly look very nice. I'd really like to end up with something that looks like I know what I'm doing, versus an explosion in a sphagetti factory. :-)