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On to the equipment rack in my media room. My rack is a little different than most that you see as I wanted to also support my data entrance point in my media room so I made a L shaped shelf under the opening for the rack that wrapped around under the media entry panel. I than used the metal shelves that you by from HD or Lowes that have the triangle shaped shelf supports. I than fashioned another shelf from the bottom of the media entry panel around to the rack.
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/theater/20131020_132813.jpg.html
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We cut the shelves and used biscuit joints and kregg screws to make the shelfs. I gave enough clearance for ventilation to install my old Pioneer 818 AVR to power my speakers on the back porch and my work shop and my new Denon X4000 AVR into the rack along with my other toys like my power management center and Panasonic Blue Ray etc.
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/theater/20131021_042943.jpg.html



cw5billwade,


Been awhile since I checked in on your build - looking good (and a nice upgrade on the Stang!)

I need to mention that you had a clever way to pass the time with the State of the Nation Address last night, I need to try that next year



So since I last checked in on you; I have been enlisted to assist my brother with his build, and have a question about ideas I intend to "borrow" from your build.


In the photo above I am curious of the dimension of your AV equipment shelving.

Also what thickness of shelf material ( I have also been looking at the pre-laminated shelving, but am concerned that these might bow or sag?

Now that yours have been in use any concerns or suggestions?


Also; it looks like you took the longer shelf support brackets and cut them back and perhaps drilled some holes thru them to better "lock" the shelf to the bracket form the underside..?


Thanks in Advance!

Craig
 

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cw5billwade,


Been awhile since I checked in on your build - looking good (and a nice upgrade on the Stang!)

I need to mention that you had a clever way to pass the time with the State of the Nation Address last night, I need to try that next year



So since I last checked in on you; I have been enlisted to assist my brother with his build, and have a question about ideas I intend to "borrow" from your build.


In the photo above I am curious of the dimension of your AV equipment shelving.

Also what thickness of shelf material ( I have also been looking at the pre-laminated shelving, but am concerned that these might bow or sag?

Now that yours have been in use any concerns or suggestions?
3/4" MDF which is what they use for shelves in the closets and pantry so no concern with sagging


Also; it looks like you took the longer shelf support brackets and cut them back and perhaps drilled some holes thru them to better "lock" the shelf to the bracket form the underside..?
You can buy smaller brackets come in different sizes. My friend gave me these from something he tore out. So no need to by them I did trim them to suite my needs and drilled a new hole to secure the shelves. The shelves cantilever out the opening and the front 5" of shelf has no support under it. You just want to secure the shelf so if you have a piece of gear which will have more weight on the front 5”. For most gear that is 14" deep there is no problem.

Thanks in Advance!

Craig
Hey Craig Glad you checked in. I made the opening 21” so that after the builder trimmed it out with 3/4" MDF it would have a 19 1/2" opening. Just seemed to be the size most racks are so I went with that. Not all my shelving is laminated MDF just the parts that you can see from the Billiard room and the up rights. I used some regular MDF on the media side from the pieces left over from the window plug. The Laminated MDF was just some old shelves I had laying around. Both the shelves and the other MDF I used were 3/4" I used the biscuit joiner and the Krieg screw kit to build the entire thing.


First I built the uprights each one had 2 pieces of the laminated shelf that I joined with the biscuit and Krieg Screws. You have to run the ends that you are joining through the table saw because the biscuit and glue does not play nice with the laminated ends. I had to notch the bottom so as to go around the base boards. You can see the ends of the 3” MDF strips I used under the shelving. I also ran these strips along the wall ensuring to hit the studs with the 2” nails from my finishing nail gun.
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/theater/20131020_132813.jpg.html


There were 2 long shelves that wrapped the corner. The top one was just below the media entry point which I bought from Smart Home. I put my 3 “strip of MDF 3/4" down from the media entry point so the shelf would line up with the bottom. The bottom one was 1 1/2" above where I spliced the two uprights together. This was so that when I nailed the 3” strips to the up rights (using a 1 ¼” braded nail gun) it would further reinforce the uprights. (not sure they needed it the biscuits with Krieg screws were plenty strong) You have to insure that your shelving racks are level from side to side before you fasten them. They went on after the Bottom shelf was built. Then I put the top L shaped shelf in which was notched for the opening and to go around the shelf racks. Bottom shelf was solid piece of MDF top shelf was made from splicing the laminated and plane MDF with biscuits and Krieg screws. The bottom AV shelf sits directly on the bottom of my opening. You can see how I notched the shelves 5 1/4" so that they would slide fully into the opening and account for the shelf racks. Again wood glue biscuits and Krieg screws made all the shelves. And I used a mess of the 2” finishing nails on the 3 “strips on the wall and the 1 1/4" nails on the 3” strips on the up rights (from both sides). Some times when I am in the building mode I forget to take pictures.
 

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Thank You - Quite helpful!


We are going with a finished opening 20" wide

So it seems that the laminated 3/4" MDF is plenty sturdy for those shorter AV equipment shelves?

I'll have to look around to see where I can find some (stuff I originally saw was 1/2' laminated particle board - and that worries me as not being strong enough)


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Thank You - Quite helpful!


We are going with a finished opening 20" wide

So it seems that the laminated 3/4" MDF is plenty sturdy for those shorter AV equipment shelves?

I'll have to look around to see where I can find some (stuff I originally saw was 1/2' laminated particle board - and that worries me as not being strong enough)


Craig
I would not use 1/2"
 

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Definitely use 3/4" of whatever wood you choose. 1/2" is too small unless you are going to use steel shelves
 

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Got my right SI joints done today so I guess since I can not work up there I will be watching another marathon. What to watch?

Lord of the Rings Extended Editions on Blu Ray + Hobbit part 1

Star Wars (6 movies)

Terminator Anthology

Alien Anthology
 

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Well what follows a snow storm a week latter you ask 3" of ice and no power for 3 1/2 days
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/faimly/blizzard of 2014/20140212_093417.jpg.html http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/faimly/blizzard of 2014/20140212_093404.jpg.html

Grand kids staying warm
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Darn glad I went with the gas logs and not the electric fire place the contractor was talking about. It would have been unbearable cold in the house.
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/house/20140211_191148.jpeg.html

This is me the last two weekends cutting all the limbs and fallen trees and dragging them to the road for the county to take off. The white pine down here really does not like the ice. I got my money’s worth out of the John deere mower and the trailer for sure.
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Hi there - just popped over from the thread you have been helping me with. Great project you are on here.  Must say we have had the rain in Cornwall... but no snow. Mind you today shows some signs of Spring. Many thanks for your help on my project. I will follow the links you gave me. 

As far as bunkers go... I am waiting on those Tornadoes!
 

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Hi there - just popped over from the thread you have been helping me with. Great project you are on here.  Must say we have had the rain in Cornwall... but no snow. Mind you today shows some signs of Spring. Many thanks for your help on my project. I will follow the links you gave me. 

As far as bunkers go... I am waiting on those Tornadoes!
yea I did not use any provisional design service or anything I just took what I learned from the very well documented build threads here made some calls to sound proofing company and went from there. I think the soundproofing is not an issue and you only need to look at the acoustical properties. i.e. stuff stage with sand, stuff the riser with insulation. I would do full front and back of room like I did and then figure out where you need them on the side walls.
 

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Oh did I mention the 4.5 point earth quake 4 days after the ice storm?


Anyway here are some pictures of the limbs and trees we cleaned up. The County thinks it might be up to 45 days to clear. I am sure they are working from suburbia out to the bunnies

than is my car behind these 5 piles
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/Mobile Uploads/2014-02/20140224_173841.jpg.html

here is a shot at my other property line I figured I would split up the piles but really just shorter route to road from where I was picking them up.
http://s629.photobucket.com/user/cw5billwade/media/Mobile Uploads/2014-02/20140224_173932.jpg.html
 
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