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Nice build. Way to stick with the 1/2" MDF as it is very strong if braced properly. I made my bed frame out of 1/2" MDF and some pine 1x3s and it is as stiff as stone. Do you plan on doing any staining or sealing?
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Nice build. Way to stick with the 1/2" MDF as it is very strong if braced properly. I made my bed frame out of 1/2" MDF and some pine 1x3s and it is as stiff as stone. Do you plan on doing any staining or sealing?

actually he went with 3/4" as it was on sale
    
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Originally Posted by Archngamin View Post

Nice build. Way to stick with the 1/2" MDF as it is very strong if braced properly. I made my bed frame out of 1/2" MDF and some pine 1x3s and it is as stiff as stone. Do you plan on doing any staining or sealing?
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actually he went with 3/4" as it was on sale

Bingo. I went in with full intentions of buying 1/2" and the sale was too good to pass up.

As of right now it's holding 8 1U servers a single chassis server and a 17" CRT monitor.

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just another thought..
Did you tap the holes or just use bolts to go right through the angle steel for the mounts?
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just another thought..
Did you tap the holes or just use bolts to go right through the angle steel for the mounts?

The rails aren't tapped. I just drilled and bolted. I also counter-sunk all the screws and of course used pilot holes on everything.
    
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The rails aren't tapped. I just drilled and bolted. I also counter-sunk all the screws and of course used pilot holes on everything.

Thanks!
I figured drilling through and bolting em was going to be the best/easiest way to go.. But i was kinda looking forward to an excuse to buy a tap and die set biggrin.gif
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