Originally Posted by Spyderturbo007
Does anyone have any ideas on how to handle the plate at the bottom of this rack? My plan is to cut a hole in the wall and push it up flush with the wall from the back. I'm guessing I'm just going to have to unbolt it and cut off part of the bracket?
You can kind of see what I'm referring to in this picture at the bottom of the rack. It sticks out about 8 - 10".
You could simply use a 4" angle grinder from Harbor Freight to cut it off.
That cut off plate also might be re-purposed, bolted to the back rails, if you want to hang small stuff from it.
I've cut down several racks using a 4" angle grinder. over the years. My first metal av rack was 2 post computer rack, that I cut down.
I cleaned up the rack rash with the grinder, and sprayed it out in a rattle can hammered finish. The results were rather nice, so I plan to
re-purpose some older MA face plates I have, and cut new openings for newer gear I've bought. The unify all my face plates I have. I also
plan to spray out my antique art deco exit sign and Bazz Cube 30 spot lights, for my next theater. I think that should be a few alternative finishes
for what is going to be a pretty black cave of a room.
I assume you'll trim out the rack with wood moldings, but the opening could also be trimmed out with drywall metal edge channel, if you want a clean
fitted modern look. If you are doing a wood trim, I'd suggest you frame the opening, to have something to nail the trim to, in behind.