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post #1 of 21
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Hey all,

Since my collection or Rack Units is getting larger by the day I've decided to make something to hold 'em. I've browsed Google and found quite a few projects. Some made out of 2X4's others made out of metal.

I really like this guy's take:

http://server.bfxmedia.com/

It's very similar to this one:

http://blog.deadlycomputer.com/2006/09/17/458/

Seems the price is right around $100-$150. What is everyone's take on this? Anyone build anything like this? Pics? Advice?

    
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Seems pretty simple to built... Its just angle iron bolted together. You could probably build it for cheaper than $150 cuz the material shouldnt cost that much.
Your local homedepot/metal supermarket/lowes would probably even cut the metal for you for a small fee.
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post #3 of 21
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Well there is a lot of angle iron used. Plus I want casters and wood for a top and bottom shelf. So I aimed around $150.

I'm a little concerned about my larger racks not having rear support, so I may make some sort of rear support too.
    
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http://rs.innovationfirst.com/equipm...nclosures.html

I got one of these - I love it. Rolls easy, you can put handles on it, it's enclosed on the sides, great build quality. I'd recommend something like that.
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For that price, get on craigslist and buy an actual rack.
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Do you guys in the US have Ikea stores?

If so, the Lack Rack:

http://wiki.eth-0.nl/index.php/LackRack
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Do you guys in the US have Ikea stores?

If so, the Lack Rack:

http://wiki.eth-0.nl/index.php/LackRack
Not bad for $8 USD!

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=lack
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Do you guys in the US have Ikea stores?

If so, the Lack Rack:

http://wiki.eth-0.nl/index.php/LackRack

I'm not in the USA.


Also craiglist in my neck of the woods is non-existant. My city has 60,000 People. No racks for cheap here.
    
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post #9 of 21
Im gona build one from 2x4s for $25 until I see a deal on craigslist :]

Edit - I went to the home depot and menards (like the depot and lowes) and angle iron is $20 now. I priced it out to about $180 including a couple straight pieces for the side. I heard that the stuff racks are made out of are used by musicians also for their eq and is cheap but can't find any.
Edited by hick - 8/4/10 at 5:14pm
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Im gona build one from 2x4s for $25 until I see a deal on craigslist :]

Edit - I went to the home depot and menards (like the depot and lowes) and angle iron is $20 now. I priced it out to about $180 including a couple straight pieces for the side. I heard that the stuff racks are made out of are used by musicians also for their eq and is cheap but can't find any.
Guitar Center and the like have racks (usually 19"), but are usually 4-22U, I've never seen a full size rack used for (portable) audio.
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