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Equipment Rack Source

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by bobukcat, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    smiddy, i may build one out of wood as well and probably paint it black. i will probably use poplar for mine(it takes paint very good) except for my AVR shelf..... i will use oak for it. oak is very hard and doesnt bend like pine. hell, you may even want to double up your AVR shelf.....
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    The shelves are made from 3/4" plywood that I had left over from building my riser. Just cut them all to the same width and depth. Since the span is less than 2', they're pretty strong. My Pio Elite receiver is 50 lbs and there's no problem with it. You could always double up the plywood (or go with 1 3/4" maple/oak) and make the top shelf non-adjustable and you'd be good to go (since the weakpoint would be the pressure on the rail supports and not the wood itself).

    I attached SHELF STANDARDS (but in black) to each of the 4 vertical posts and then used the supports (very bottom of that link) to hold each shelf

    Here's a picture of the shelf standard with support attached (but in brass):

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  3. Richard King

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    I actuallly do use the fireplace once in a while in the Winter and so far no problem. The screen is home made using a Masonite backing board with a plastic sheet as the screen material. So far it hasn't caught fire. ;)
     
  4. Richard King

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    :lol: I discovered KT on that show and am a fan. A very talented lady. I miss Rave. :( I guess I could have picked Grace Potter too. I have an external drive full of good Rave stuff.
     
  5. Richard King

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    I need to build something under the window in the picture for storing some of my record albums. Right now they are packed up in "milk carton" crates in a spare bedroom. The problem is that there is no room in the bedroom anymore.
     
  6. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I will put this done on my honey do list for the Holidays (I get two weeks). Mrs. Smiddy has already assigned me quite a few things already. I think I will consider doubling up. If you do yours and I do mine we should post them in here.

    Thanks man...awesome. Inspiring really! I will have to purchase all the materials, I have no scrap laying around, so that should be fun, going to the man store as my Smiddellette and I call it. :)
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I suspect the Masonite will be fine, its the plastic sheet and other accouterments. Looks very nice man!
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Do the words "Fire Code" mean anything to you.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

    OK....I agree with Smiddy that your setup is very nice to look at, and likely even better to see in person and hear as well. I'm sure the fireplace gets only occasional use, and then only a small portion of the year.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    Here's the stand/equipment rack I built for our living room, if you'd rather have a lowboy:

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    Had to take a little more time with that one as it's looked at a bit more.
     
  10. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    You are officially the handy man! Nice job...I'm thinking my media closet won't need to spartanstew touch you put onto this lowboy as you call it. Nice work though...
     

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