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post #61 of 162
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

Wow!  I am impressed.  Those are really nice looking.  Not to mention the gratification of doing it all yourself.  Well done sir!

 

I only did the drawing and put the wooden shelves in the frame.

 

The place that built the frames is very professional because not only are the shelves perfectly level, but the welding is spot on.

Also my source is around 33kg and the large rack is strong enough to support many times that weight.

post #62 of 162
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

 

I only did the drawing and put the wooden shelves in the frame.

 

The place that built the frames is very professional because not only are the shelves perfectly level, but the welding is spot on.

Also my source is around 33kg and the large rack is strong enough to support many times that weight.

Well you did a great job.  I love the look of these!  I would buy these for sure if they were on the market.  Beautiful.

post #63 of 162

Thank you all for the nice comments. 

 

I could have bought a rack from an audio shop, but not only did I want something different and to my liking, but the large one had to be very strong which it is. Also I measured the racks to accommodate the audio equipment I have and what I'm getting. 

 

I've posted this photo before but for those that haven't seen it, it's the racks with the audio equipment I have.

 

 

                                      

 

The space on the middle shelf is for the GS-X and as I mentioned the small rack on the top shelf is for the Aristaeus.

post #64 of 162

I am now thinking about how to build a desktop rack like the OP was looking for. We got somewhat sidetracked.

A mini version of the flexi rack would be easiest. But to really make it look good, it would cost a couple of hundred.

Get some aluminum rod 1" thick, cut, drill and tap. Pick your spacing. You then can use a short piece of threaded rod to tie 

the rod pieces through your choice of shelves and screw together. Use some thick plexiglass or other material.

on the bottom you can screw on some feet made of wood or other material. You could use knob style drawer pulls for the feet as well.

Then drill and tap the sides of the aluminum rods and fasten on a metal bar on the left and right sides of the stand from front to back

about a a foot from the bottom. Make two half moon shaped wood pieces and bolt to the bars.

Ok, my wife is really going to hate this already, but wheels are turning.

post #65 of 162

Considering you have all the right tools, making a rack is not hard. Very best.

post #66 of 162

After a run to Lowes hardware, It looks like an all wood rack wouldn't be hard to do for the desktop.

Buy some 1 1/4"dowels, some double screw end couplers 2" long and 1 " long, and some quality stair treads.

The front rounded edge would look nice, and they are available in nicer woods. They also have some

ball wood ends you can use on the top and bottom of the rods. Cut the dowels 6" long , put double screw ends

on each piece. Cut the stair treads in half for 18" by 12" and pre drill for clearance for the double screw ends.

Paint the dowels and ball ends, sand and stain the stair treads, and assemble. It will be about 17" high for three shelves.

Get a short length of 4" pvc pipe coupling and cut it in half.  The next step to attach it to the bottom of the top shelf

I'm still thinking about how to make this work. I'm thinking of using a short piece of 4" pvc pipe, countersink screwing it to some

metal brackets with a 45 degree bend so they can screw into the bottom of the top shelf. You can then glue the 4" pipe into the

bottom of the coupler. Paint it black, screw it in, and the cans now have a home.

The 4" coupler is really about 4.5" and comes close to the size of the cd spindle that others thought would be perfect for headbands.

My only concern is how well the painted surface would hold up. There may be other materials that would work as well for this.

Perhaps glue and wood laminate would look and work better than painting the coupler.

I might not build it, but it was an interesting mental exercise.

post #67 of 162

Very nice!

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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Thank you all for the nice comments. 

 

I could have bought a rack from an audio shop, but not only did I want something different and to my liking, but the large one had to be very strong which it is. Also I measured the racks to accommodate the audio equipment I have and what I'm getting. 

 

I've posted this photo before but for those that haven't seen it, it's the racks with the audio equipment I have.

 

 

                                      

 

The space on the middle shelf is for the GS-X and as I mentioned the small rack on the top shelf is for the Aristaeus.

post #68 of 162
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I got 3 shelves of these Salamanders. I placed them on my table next to my monitor and laptop.

 

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SMA5

Yep- I've got one of these and like it for the price, adjustability and the fact that it is not that big.  

 

Because the shelves aren't thick, you can see your components and have more space per the total height.

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post #69 of 162
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

Well you did a great job.  I love the look of these!  I would buy these for sure if they were on the market.  Beautiful.

 

All you have to do Icenine2, is do a drawing of a rack to your liking, then find a good welder in your area. That's all I did.

 

The large rack was made using 5mm thick,  80mm by 80mm square steel for the four legs, which were welded to the metal that holds in the wood, that metal is 3mm thick,  30mm by 30mm angled steel.

 

I got the wood from a place that does kitchen tops.  I chose Wenge because it's dark and very dense, I just asked that place to cut the wood to the measurements I wanted. The wood is 40mm thick.

 

I sanded and varnished the wood about 6 or 7 times.

 

In between the wood and angled steel, I put strips of memory foam to prevent any vibration there might have been just putting the wood directly onto the metal.

 

The only downside with my rack is it's extremely heavy and even when empty it takes some moving. 


Edited by David1961 - 1/26/13 at 1:11am
post #70 of 162

Thx!

post #71 of 162

If I were spending high end money on a rack it would have to be a Carl Farbman.

post #72 of 162
I just managed to have time to set up my new racks last night. here is a couple of pictures. Crappy camera, sorry.



post #73 of 162

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt!!!

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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

I just managed to have time to set up my new racks last night. here is a couple of pictures. Crappy camera, sorry.



post #74 of 162
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My el cheapo rack came in. It's shabby,


post #75 of 162
Nice gear, the BA looks lonely over in the corner by itself though.biggrin.gif
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