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post #1411 of 2238 Old 04-29-2012, 02:09 PM
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Can anyone suggest a pull rack that will not cost a bundle! Or maybe DIY option?

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Built this pull out rack on wheels from birch plywood and poplar 1x2 and 1x3.

Little nook area that I'm recessing the rack into:



Rack before paint:


Back of the rack:



And the end result:

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If you want one like the Sanus with the rollers under it on a track so it slides out and back into a pre-cut hole in the wall, Sanus does have a nice modular system.
Personally I used their Foundations series 36U rack that came pre-assembled, with the glass door on the front, shelving, blanking plates, etc.. and sits on casters, so it can be rolled out and back into place as needed.
Got that one on-line for under $800, with free shipping via trucking freight service, which is about half or less than a similar Middle Atlantic rack with the same options applied would cost (side and back panels, locking panels, glass door, 8 vented shelves in a variety from 1U to 3U, and blanking plates)

pics shown about 1 page back, I believe.

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looks nice ghostee! I love the white... but how are you dealing with component heat output? It looks like it would trap a lot of heat...
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If you want one like the Sanus with the rollers under it on a track so it slides out and back into a pre-cut hole in the wall, Sanus does have a nice modular system.
Personally I used their Foundations series 36U rack that came pre-assembled, with the glass door on the front, shelving, blanking plates, etc.. and sits on casters, so it can be rolled out and back into place as needed.
Got that one on-line for under $800, with free shipping via trucking freight service, which is about half or less than a similar Middle Atlantic rack with the same options applied would cost (side and back panels, locking panels, glass door, 8 vented shelves in a variety from 1U to 3U, and blanking plates)

pics shown about 1 page back, I believe.

This might work. I only need maybe half that size of a rack. Will it pull out over carpet?

What online site did you get yours from? Did it come with custom face plates too?

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Built this pull out rack on wheels from birch plywood and poplar 1x2 and 1x3.

Little nook area that I'm recessing the rack into:

Rack before paint:

Back of the rack:

And the end result:

Only concern with the rollers is I might have carpet in front of it. Where do you have it venting too, or not?

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This might work. I only need maybe half that size of a rack. Will it pull out over carpet?

What online site did you get yours from? Did it come with custom face plates too?

Sanus has two smaller sizes as well. 27U and a yet smaller one. Maybe one will fit your needs.
See Sanus.com and go to "racks" and the "foundations" line to see them, and what they come with.
The wheels on it are fairly large, so it should go over anyhting but the deepest plush carpet without any problem if the weight isn't an issueonce it's loaded down.

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I see several new Sanus racks on ebay, fwiw.

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I'm guessing it might be good to break off the conversations out to another thread? Leaving this one just for the 'show me' posts?

As for racks and carpets, it's not like you're going to be rolling the rack in and out all that often. At least you shouldn't be, as you'd be putting a lot of repeated stress on the cabling attached to it. Generally a bad plan for anything that goes straight into the wall (as in, without patch cords and wall plates).
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looks nice ghostee! I love the white... but how are you dealing with component heat output? It looks like it would trap a lot of heat...

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Only concern with the rollers is I might have carpet in front of it. Where do you have it venting too, or not?

Carpet wouldn't be a problem with a nice set of casters (wheels), but I agree that it wouldn't get pulled out all that often after the initial setup.

Right now I have no added ventilation. The back of the rack is open which allows some air movement. I have a temperature probe in there and while my room is 71, the rack is 83. If heat becomes an issue I'll put a vent in there and maybe a fan, but I don't think 83 is all that bad for now.
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Okay, so mine isn't fancy or very sophisticated, but I think it look fairly good. I started with this:

DSC06499.jpg by imprez25, on Flickr

and ended with this:

DSC06533.jpg by imprez25, on Flickr

it's just a basic shelf, nothing slides, no cooling fans, no server rack, and there is no major wire management system. It does the job though.
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Okay, so mine isn't fancy or very sophisticated, but I think it look fairly good. I started with this:

DSC06533.jpg by imprez25, on Flickr

it's just a basic shelf, nothing slides, no cooling fans, no server rack, and there is no major wire management system. It does the job though.

Looks great and gets the job done. At a lot less then a server rack! Congrads
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Looked ova every post checked out every picture in this thread takeing in to consideration I've decided I'm goin to design my own rack
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This thread is hopeless with out pictures updates!
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Okay, so mine isn't fancy or very sophisticated, but I think it look fairly good. I started with this:

DSC06499.jpg by imprez25, on Flickr

and ended with this:

DSC06533.jpg by imprez25, on Flickr

it's just a basic shelf, nothing slides, no cooling fans, no server rack, and there is no major wire management system. It does the job though.

Nice mate. Really clean job. Love the joinery, very classy.
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This is my bedroom, where I have my 2-channel listening set-up

 

My two-channel audio listening set-up.

 

This is the hand-made DIY audio rack I built.  The rack is made from tung-oiled spalted maple, with a red cedar rear panel, utilizing holes for cable management.  The shelves are made of 1/4" tinted tempered glass.  I had a local glass and paint shop cut the glass shelves to match some schematics I drew up when I designed the rack.  It's based on one I think I saw by Bell'O years ago, but I refused to shell out $500+ for theirs, so I made my own, with measurements I came up with to fit pretty much anything I could dream up, including 300+ CD jukeboxes and amplifiers.

 

DIY A/V rack


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Everyone loves looking at a nice set of racks. This is an monstrous 24 input 32 output HDMI matrix crestron install, with the works. 5 Virtual LAN networks, Movie servers, lighting, tv lifts, pool and shade control, 60+ klipsch/genelec speakers.


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Heres the final update since completing my theater in December / January.

A close up of the rack with new QSCCX302 and Yamaha Power amps.......

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Well done mate looks great
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i like the bling..

nice looking racks there sonic and bryceo wish I had the cash to get mine started..
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I updated my images, now that I have things pretty much where they're going to stay.

Updated images here.

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Man, you guys have had quality work done on your racks...

Anyway, I've been stalking this site forever, doing research on projectors, receivers, speakers, and what not. We just moved to a new house that has a finished basement. I've already got a projector set up and the speakers wired. The only thing holding the room back, is that I've got everything sitting on a plastic storage shelf (projector included) and it looks horrible. I plan on making my own rack using some track and building my own wall to enclose it in. I thought that since most of my equipment is black, that a white trimmed set-up wouldn't look right, but you guys with the white trim have thankfully proven me wrong. Now I can keep the white trim that already came with the basement.

I'm sure I will have a lot of questions in the next few months since this is my first time dealing with any kind of rack system. I've been looking around and doing some pricing and the one thing that seemed ridiculous to me is the price of a rack mount dvd shelf. Are they all really 80 bucks or more? It's not like it has to be heavy duty, since dvd's don't weigh very much. Am I missing some that are out there for a reasonable price or does anybody have any alternate solutions? I'm going to have some extra space in my 7 ft rack so I figured I'd fill it in with games and movies but not at that price. I guess I could always figure out a way to build one...
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Anybody have any solutions for a rackmount dvd shelf? The ones out there seem to cost an arm and a leg (at least 75 bucks)... Was looking to build a 7ft rack and will have room to spare, so I figured instead of just putting up blank panels, I'd add storage for dvd/movies...
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sonic30101, nice work! Colored cables are way underrated, they make a big difference visually.

Handz 57, look for rack mount drawers and CD/DVD shelves on ebay.

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If I had a whole wall, I'd just do a built-in and make it all drywalled book/DVD shelving. You could make shelves for vinyl, CD/DVD, and books if you wish.

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A majority of the racks are occupied by the Genelec Amps.

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need help to design my rack where should i mount componets in the rack and should i run cooling fans for every thing or just one or 2 pushing air in and one sucking air out?
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