I've been loving the wall-opening-rack-in-a-closet design many of you have posted pictures of.
I'm hoping I can get some help with my own.
Below is an image of the soon to be AV/data closet 35" wide by 45" deep.
On the left is the 19" opening to provide access to the components.
on the right is the closet door to get to the back of the rack.
Here's what I envision to be in that closet. Some items must be on the rack, while others could be either on the rack or wall mounted (I would appreciate advice on this too).
Cable box (or 2)
Sonos connect (3 units)
Also, about 40 cat6 lines, 12 RG6 runs, and various speaker wires will be terminated in the room (again not sure if rack or wall mounted -- or even what to use for the wall mounting given the limited space).
And, we'll have a 16 port switch, WIFI access point, HDMI to cat6 converter, WIFI to IR device, etc.
Lastly (for now), I need the wall opening to not be floor to ceiling -- 2 to 3' would be nice.
Should I get a floor standing rack and just expose the middle 3' through the wall opening?
How would I make any rack so that the equipment is flush with the visible side of the wall?
Should I get a 26" deep rack which would leave 19" of wall to hang patch panels? Is this cutting it too close?
As you can see, I'm a novice at this.
Thanks very much,