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Moving my rack destination to under the stairway, and wondering who has some great design ideas...
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Subscribed. I'm doing the same for my basement and would love to see some design ideas.
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Interested in this as well!
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My rack is under the stairs in my utility room facing into my theater room. It started as a temporary shelf but evolved into a Middle Atlantic rack mounted in the wall. My build thread (see sig) has full details starting on page 4.

Started with this...



Cut hole in the Theater room wall - you can see the shelving above through the opening...


Final product...
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What type of MA rack is that? I'm planning on doing the same thing.
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It's just 2 rack rails attached to the box you can see in the photo. You can attach any accessories, shelves, etc that only need front rail mounting. I have a full part list in my build thread.
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Still a work in progress but here's a few picks. Rack opening will be covered with a bookcase and glass door to access equipment



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One issue I'm curious about is how people are using an IR blaster. With my rack pointing into the hallway, should I mount the blaster opposite the rack?
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I use IR heads that plug into a blaster hidden in the rack. I run the head wires through the rack to the front of the component where they stick on. The "stick" doesn't hold very long but they make a hood-like sticker that you can put over them to hold them on really well (and also clean up the look a little).
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