Originally Posted by purbeast
Well I'm going to have more than 1 shelf. I'm not putting all equipment on 1 shelf or anything.
But if the weight load on those shelves is rated up to around 100lbs or so, and I'm only using like 50lbs or so, I'm not sure why there would be any issue with them.
Also the DIY thread is where I found a link to items used that are very similar to those.
Pur, I don't get everyone's concern with the strength of these rack systems. If the aesthetic works for you, then they should be more than capable of handling any typical A/V gear. Now, if you're talking multiple Theta Dreads per shelf it might be a different story.
Just make sure you hit studs with all of the screw holes (I used 3" deck screws myself) and I wouldn't recommend using it in the hanging track configuration mentioned by Closetmaid even though I think they rate it for several hundred pounds. I've used these shelf standards and brackets for multiple storage solutions in my house and workshop without issue. If something like a Closetmaid system fit my A/V rack needs, I wouldn't hesitate to use them and my gear includes both a 50+ pound receiver and a 50ish pound 5 channel Adcom that would be in that rack. As it is, I use a modified TV armoire (you know, the Sauder/Bush type stuff from the '90s)...oh the horror of risking my gear with composite RTA furniture (assembled by my wife, no less...long before she was my wife).
-BrentEdited by riverwolf - 12/23/12 at 9:58pm