just finished flexi rack - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 04-17-2007, 05:13 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
praveenk25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just finished building my flexi rack. I put 4 casters underneath the bottom rack so that its easier to move. Thanks everyone for the great tips!
LL
LL
praveenk25 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 04-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Gir_1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hershey, PA
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I think I've decided I'm definitely doing something like this. Yours looks very nice, great job!
Gir_1337 is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 04-28-2007, 07:07 PM
Member
 
r:o:b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
total cost????
r:o:b is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 04-30-2007, 11:22 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
praveenk25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
3/4" MDF (49"x97") - $19.76
5/8" Threaded rods - $25
Casters - $9.32
Washers & Nuts - $15

Thats approx $70 + tax...everything from Lowes and I did use 10% off coupon. I didn't had to buy primer and paint since I had some leftover from a previous DIY project. I still have MDF left which I might use later to add more racks. One of my friend loaned me his drill m/c to make 5/8" holes for the rod...otherwise renting is going to cost pretty much same as buying a new one.
praveenk25 is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 05-06-2007, 07:25 PM
Newbie
 
Xmax BR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Wow!

Yours looks very nice, great job!

Renato
Xmax BR is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 06-26-2007, 12:49 AM
Member
 
tilezzzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi ya,

Ive just built one very similar myself. Can I ask exactly what paint you used?

I have used black satin paint and the finish looks prety awfull. - Need to get it sorted before i let it go in my setup!

Thanks,

Chris
tilezzzzz is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 07-10-2007, 11:36 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
praveenk25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I used gloss enamel which is carbon black. I don't remember the exact brand name. Don't forget to run roller to give smooth finish otherwise you get streaks.
praveenk25 is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 07-13-2007, 07:38 PM
Newbie
 
bryanesposito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Looks great. I'll have to try this myself now!
bryanesposito is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 07-15-2007, 12:09 AM
Member
 
Aviators's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
great looking- in need of a similar rack so I'll have teo borrow from your idea!
Aviators is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 07-15-2007, 09:04 AM
Member
 
Captain Crunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Taylors SC
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Outstanding ..............Well done.
Captain Crunch is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 11-22-2007, 10:33 PM
Senior Member
 
bdshort's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 323
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm about to embark on my own flexy rack. I ordered the threaded rod and fittings from McMaster-Carr. I'm wonder if I should use MDF or finish quality plywood for the shelves. Any suggestions? I'm in a small Alaska town and there isn't a single store here that sells MDF (which actually blows my mind, but that's the way it is), though I'd imagine I could special order it. I think I should be able to find some furniture quality plywood though. I do plan on painting it so I guess MDF is preferred.

My plan is to make something like this: http://www.studiotech.com/products/c...-33/index.html
but for quite a bit less money!

PSN: bdshort
bdshort is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 11-24-2007, 03:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Ericglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Just below the US in South Florida
Posts: 6,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Good job on the rack!!

I did one as well. I intially painted it, but then decided to laminate it with some Wilsonart. It was the green marble design. I can't find a pic, but I think I posted a pic in the archives somewhere.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdshort View Post

I'm about to embark on my own flexy rack. I ordered the threaded rod and fittings from McMaster-Carr. I'm wonder if I should use MDF or finish quality plywood for the shelves. Any suggestions? I'm in a small Alaska town and there isn't a single store here that sells MDF (which actually blows my mind, but that's the way it is), though I'd imagine I could special order it. I think I should be able to find some furniture quality plywood though. I do plan on painting it so I guess MDF is preferred.

My plan is to make something like this: http://www.studiotech.com/products/c...-33/index.html
but for quite a bit less money!

What are you planning on putting on the rack? I would think that some good quality wood work just as well.

My new favorite game is Save The Titanic

Ericglo is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 12-13-2007, 03:02 PM
Advanced Member
 
Avus_M3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nor^Cal
Posts: 580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Any sites you know of that show some different ideas for racks?

-The Dave
----Check my QUAD 18" Fi IB Build Thread!! (DONE) King of the 400 lb Gorilla
Avus_M3 is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 12-13-2007, 05:51 PM
Advanced Member
 
ChemEng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Ive been thinking about putting something like this together myself. Yours looks great though!

Dumb question... Is each corner set on 1 threaded bolt? Or are they joined smaller threaded bolts? It looks like its just 1, but I wanted to make sure.
ChemEng is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 12-14-2007, 12:23 PM
Advanced Member
 
Avus_M3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nor^Cal
Posts: 580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Have you thought about routing the edges so they are not just a straight edge?

-The Dave
----Check my QUAD 18" Fi IB Build Thread!! (DONE) King of the 400 lb Gorilla
Avus_M3 is offline  
Reply Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off