Well, kind of finished my rack. Still need to do all of the wiring, which will be an absolute treat, but managed to get the shelves and all of my required kit in the rack. Wish that I had bought a larger rack but beggars can't be choosers and for $25.00 I think I have done pretty well (well, $25.00 for the rack and about $500 for the shelving. Still, I am happy with the way it's turned out... excuse the fingerprints etc...need to give the gear a nice wipe over.
In case it's not clear, order of components (from top to bottom) is:
Behringer EP4000 Sub Amp for 2 x Danley DTS-10 kits
Behringer DCX-2496 Crossover / EQ for subs
Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player
Sony BDP-CX960 400 Disc Blu-ray Changer
Emotiva UMC-1 7.1 Pre-Processor
Emotiva ERC-1 Reference CD Player
Emotiva USP-1 Stereo Preamplifier
Emotiva UPA-2 2 channel amplifier
Emotiva XPA-5 5 channel amplifier
I was originally going to sit the 400 disc player on top of the cabinet but found the room to put it inside. At 6RU, it's a fairly large unit. This left me with three 1RU steel blanking plates left over. If anyone local is after some, I have some spare!
Will obviously need to introduce some forced ventilation for the gear. Plan is to build it into a gyprock/drywall framed enclosure with exhaust fan, and cover up some of that gorgeous stone wall I have near the rack. Final finish will be some nice moulding to cover the rack screws and make it look like an integrated cabinet.
Next project.... assemble the drywall lifter