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Old 14th August 2003, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default A DIY piece of furniture for your DIY HIFI stuff?

Hi all,

I've got this idea in mind since a couple of weeks, have anyone already done this?
I'd like to see other's people realisations, to give me some ideas about the look and the architecture, and also to see things to do and not to do.

And if many people are interested in this, why not beginning a project?

Some guys have already done this, on a french forum
http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/v...=asc&start=225

Looks good!
Is someone else than me also interested in this?


I was thinking about something modular, each plate has its own feets, so you can change theyr position if you want. Place them horizontally, vertically, or 2 vertical arrangements resulting in a large table
For those who know the Naim furniture, I felt in love with this one (but my banker didnt )




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Old 14th August 2003, 08:31 PM   #2
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Here is the link to the naim "fraim support system":

http://www.naim-audio.com/products/fraim.html
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Old 14th August 2003, 09:23 PM   #3
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Konnichiwa,

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Here is the link to the naim "fraim support system":

http://www.naim-audio.com/products/fraim.html
Tarnation & blimey. This looks familar to one of my ideas on "cheap, modular and good" HiFi Standz....

Look here:

http://www.ikea.co.uk/webapp/wcs/sto...ts=10117*10311

Cut the legs to legth and fit cups and halve balls (or whole ball bearing balls) and the same for the glass shelves....

Now add a nice piece of glass shelving from your local shop (or how about acrylic?), done.

NICE AND CHEAP, plus minimal woodwork.

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Old 14th August 2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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Really like the racks at THIS site.
Build one myself which you can see HERE .
Looks a bit raw but hey I did it myself.
Nice thing is that you "easily" can adjust them just changing the position of the screws.

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Old 15th August 2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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Really like the racks at THIS site.
Build one myself which you can see HERE .
Looks a bit raw but hey I did it myself.
Nice thing is that you "easily" can adjust them just changing the position of the screws.

Cheers
Jens

Yeah, looks good

But I'm decided to keep the modular system I described in the 1st post
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Old 15th August 2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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But I'm decided to keep the modular system I described in the 1st post
I'm with you there. A simple to build and modular Rack is a neat thing to have. I'm remineded again and again of the essentialness of such a thing with my constantly differing configurations of gear due to reviews. Having a few "stages" packed away somewhere ready to break out when needed would be a major asset to me. I guess it's Ikea on Saturday.... ;-)

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Old 15th August 2003, 11:10 AM   #7
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Konnichiwa,



I'm with you there. A simple to build and modular Rack is a neat thing to have. I'm remineded again and again of the essentialness of such a thing with my constantly differing configurations of gear due to reviews. Having a few "stages" packed away somewhere ready to break out when needed would be a major asset to me. I guess it's Ikea on Saturday.... ;-)

Sayonara

The ikea table is a good starting point.
But I've worked in a place that builds furnitures for ikea, having seen how they are assembled, I prefer building mine myself from scratch And for 6, you can also do it yourself if you haven't to buy woodworking tools

I'm hesitating between 3feets or 4 feets configurations
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Old 15th August 2003, 11:17 AM   #8
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I prefer three feet.

It's much easier to get your equipment level and when using 3 feet the downforce on the ground is much higher per square cm thus better coupling.

Ralph

ps I now have 4 feet on my rack cause the design did not allow for 3 getting it all level is a b!tch though

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It's amazing how simplicity can be beautifull!
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Old 16th August 2003, 12:22 PM   #10
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I did this many years ago and have a page all about building.

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