Originally Posted by hellerbrewing
Ok, I just got my MA 5-37 (still in the box). I am planning on framing it into the wall. For the time being I am going to leave the front open but I would like to leave open the option of installing the MA plexiglass door or a custom door that I make myself. I am just wondering, did the rest of you that framed them in make the rack flush with the sheetrock or is it set back a little bit? Should I frame the 2X4s directly to the rack and sheetrock right up to the rails or should I put a 1x4 inside the 2X4 and make it flush with the sheetrock in order to have something to mount a door to down the road?
Finish it how you want...I am assuming that is a slim 5. The door mounts to the front of the rack and adds 0 physical width/height to the rack. Call them up and they will email you the installation for the door and you will see.
I had the same issue as my builder is doing my basement along with the house and I cant install the rack/door until the house is completely done (sheetrock, trim, etc). So I called MA to be sure I could feed the contractors exact instructions so the Slim5 pdf specs along with the door install guide will get you what you want. PM me if you need any info or the guides.
edit, here is a quick pic of the guide for reference: