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post #241 of 270 Old 08-18-2014, 09:01 AM
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It is a wood frame. One of the ideas I'm kicking around, is a inside the frame friction fit.



Another is Velcro.

Not familiar w friction fit?

U can always use a drill bit and line it up w the covers holes, and drill the hole out then place heli coils in the holes that matxh the screw threads so u can always take the screws in and put without damaging the wood,

Or use "L" brackets from the inside and mount the covers onto the "L" brackets as well?

Velcro may work well too!?


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Hey Guys!

Using some ideas from folks like PMeyer and others, as well as from commercial pull-out designs I began planning for my rack enclosure. It will be in the HT Room's back left corner and my objective is to be able to somewhat easily check cables and connections because there is no access to the back from another room.

Hey, i know its been a while, but did you end up building this setup?
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My homemade rack with self closing tray for laptop.
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Nice man! Great job!


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My homemade rack with self closing tray for laptop.
who makes the av rack
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who makes the av rack
Didja miss the 'homemade' part?

I'm guessing they're some soft-close drawer slides?

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Not familiar w friction fit?

U can always use a drill bit and line it up w the covers holes, and drill the hole out then place heli coils in the holes that matxh the screw threads so u can always take the screws in and put without damaging the wood,

Or use "L" brackets from the inside and mount the covers onto the "L" brackets as well?

Velcro may work well too!?


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I'll have to take some shots with a flash but here is the concept. I have one more shelf to add which will make it harder to see the speaker wire in the cable D-Rings on the left.





In hindsight I would have painted the "door" frame before I wrapped it.
You use any special hinges for that or something simple at HD?
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I opted to DIY it by using double-tab adjustable shelving rails with plywood shelves painted black. Used some split loom tubing from the auto parts store to corral the cabling . Total for parts somewhere around ~$60.00



I'm almost done; working on fitting the last few panels this week.



Hope it gives you some options/ideas!

Cheers,
I stole Tom's idea but no face plates



inside media room I made sort of an L shape wall shelves along with the double-tab adjustable shelving rails these 2 shelves are permanente location the others are flexable attached with screws on the shelf suports to prevent tiping foward.





hope this helps

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PS my power center on top shelf gives a nice look with room lights out

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You use any special hinges for that or something simple at HD?
Just standard dark, door hinges from HD. I did have to mount them to some 1/4 ply that I painted black to get it to line up and install easily.
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Just standard dark, door hinges from HD. I did have to mount them to some 1/4 ply that I painted black to get it to line up and install easily.
sounds great. Now I just need to decide if I want to copy what you did to cover my existing rac which sits in a cubby that I made shelves in. Or wall up that cubby and do the inwall rack like many others on here have. Great ideas in this thread, its been very helpful. Thank you.

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I stole Tom's idea but no face plates



inside media room I made sort of an L shape wall shelves along with the double-tab adjustable shelving rails these 2 shelves are permanente location the others are flexable attached with screws on the shelf suports to prevent tiping foward.





hope this helps

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PS my power center on top shelf gives a nice look with room lights out
How much weight can those shelves seem to hold?
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How much weight can those shelves seem to hold?
The L shaped shelves I put nailers on the wall and the left and right side. I can sit on them if I want. The other shelves about 30 lbs give or take probably more
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I have a CNC plasma table that I use for various projects. Do you think there would be much of a market for custom front plates?
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I finished my rack. I built a wall, put a hole in another wall (after finishing the room). I need to make the trim plates, kinda getting hung up here.

What type meterial did you guys use? I got some MDF chalk board but I have to cut it with my skill saw and the lines are not coming out so perfect. I was thinking try to use something thinner that would cut with a razor knife maybe?
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Thanks for all the great inspirations. Time to get started on mine
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Sound escape

For those who used the adjustable shelving (which I'm leaning towards doing!) how do you prevent or reduce sound from leaking out from where you cut the hole in the wall? Is the sound escaping minimal so it's no big deal or you don't really worry about it?
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For those who used the adjustable shelving (which I'm leaning towards doing!) how do you prevent or reduce sound from leaking out from where you cut the hole in the wall? Is the sound escaping minimal so it's no big deal or you don't really worry about it?
Mine is not in my theater room just outside in billiard room
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Mine is not in my theater room just outside in billiard room
Thanks for the feedback! I'm guessing most must do that type of setup with the open back in separate rooms.
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm guessing most must do that type of setup with the open back in separate rooms.
some put the open rack in their media closet but have the equipment in room. If you do that then you need to sound proof the media room as well. other wise you may as well not bother with soundproofing the theater since you just put a huge hole in it.
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some put the open rack in their media closet but have the equipment in room. If you do that then you need to sound proof the media room as well. other wise you may as well not bother with soundproofing the theater since you just put a huge hole in it.
Right! I was thinking if I went with the open back I would either build a closet behind that wall with the system enclosed or create a door from the theater side in front of the equipment. The door would be as thick/dense as the DD with weather stripping around it so when it's closed it would be pretty airtight.
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Right! I was thinking if I went with the open back I would either build a closet behind that wall with the system enclosed or create a door from the theater side in front of the equipment. The door would be as thick/dense as the DD with weather stripping around it so when it's closed it would be pretty airtight.
either method would work
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Sometimes it pays to look around. Could have had this rack locally, this past weekend, for $80 CDN.


That's like $60 in real dollars. It could be built in, with some plywood fitted for shelves, and coupled with some
YW84U "model" face plates and that would be a sub $200 rack.
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Not a recent pic but this is my DIY rack.


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Not a recent pic but this is my DIY rack.

How did you do your faceplates??

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How did you do your faceplates??
I took the chalk board it comes in a 2x4 ' piece. First measured 19' 1/4" if I remember correctly and ripped that down to size so all the pieces I cut next fit perfectly left to right on the rack rails. Measured the height of my item I was trimming and added any extra space on top for ventilation if needed. Then I measured from the top of where the plate cover was going to go to halfway between screws so I didnt have a gap between plates.

After it was cut to size. I figured out how far down from the bottom of the trim piece to the top of the shelf my item would be sitting on. Then drew a line on the back of the chalk board that high up on the bottom with a pencil. Next measured the item left to right and centered it over the line I drew on the back. Then from that center point drew a line on either side to make the lines for the spacing left to right. Measured the bottom of the item to the top of it and drew my line correlating with that items shelf line.

Took a drill and drilled out the four corners, laid the chalk board flat down and put a level with clamps down on top of it. Then cut the line with my jigg saw. You could use a razor knife but this was much easier. Then finished

I suppose you could also get the front dimensions of the item. Trace that out on a template. Measure how far from the bottom the hole needs to sit. This is mainly to have that nice space between the bottom of th eitem and the lower pecie of cut trim, making sure it alighs with the next set of screws on the rack. Since the screws are in fixed spacing you can think of it like this.

My AV is 6" high. If I put my shelf 8" from the top of the rack. Screws start1/4" above that 8" and 1/4" below that 8 inches so my entire trim piece needs to be 8 .5" total. Then from the bottom of that peice of trim the unit site lets say 3/4" up so you draw that bottom line. Use you item template, trace that out on the line and cut it out.


It does take some time, to make the trim plates but well worth it. I would say each trim plate took me 30 minutes or so to make, the AV was the hardest cause it was the first. Once you get that first piece in the others are not as hard.

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Not a recent pic but this is my DIY rack.


Hey @lemonslush , what type of screws did you use???
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Screws? to build the rack or the machine screws for the rails. I used normal corse drwall screws to build it and Rack screws. These are the actual ones I ordered. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o08_s00

But you can use anything that is 10 - 32 x .75"

I like the ones I use because they have a black washer that looks nice and cuts down on vibration and binding of metal to metal.

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