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Old 16th March 2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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I'm looking to build a rack for my amp, pre-amp, and cd player. Does anyone have any ideas or plans for a good, solid stand?

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Old 17th March 2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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Back in college I had great results using a combination of cinder blocks and concrete paving stones (of the sort you can buy at any discount store in the garden dept.):

cinder block ........................ cinder block
paving stone ........... paving stone
cinder block ......................... cinder block

(the dots represent thin air... the editor takes out the white space in my ASCII art)

Yes, it is the old brick-n-board bookcase idea... just without the planks.

Note the gaps between the sides: the "shelves" didn't go all the way across. I just let my relatively light gear straddle the gap.

My roommates back in college called it my little shrine to music.

Benefits: dirt cheap; pretty dang solid; highly configurable: just restack the blocks

Drawbacks: ugly; don't stub your toe on it; got sick of genuflecting to the stereo while changing CDs. Did I mention the quirky aesthetics? (Oh yeah: ugly. )
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Old 17th March 2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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The DIY standing shelves design using threaded rods has always seemed like a very appealing way to go. It can be found at this site:


http://www.tnt-audio.com/


Look for "TNT FleXy Table" under the racks and cabinets section.
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Old 17th March 2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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Old 17th March 2004, 07:46 PM   #5
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No DIY plans but here a couple of resources:

www.onlinemetals.com
Sheet, plate round tubing, rectangular tubing, rods in stainless, aluminum, brass, copper etc You can have then cut (rough) to order.

www.micromark.com
Inexpensive source for small taps, dies and drill.

www.boltdepot.com if you need something not found at Home Depot

I recently completed a wall hung CD rack that holds about 600 CDs using aluminum angle stock and 1"x2" retangular aluminum tubing. Very light anf rigid. If I didn.t already have an equipment rack online-metals would be a good source for the raw materials.

Cutting you own threads is very easy in Al and can make assembly easier sometimes than using nuts, plus it may allow for a nicer look in somecases if you don't have nuts showing.
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Old 17th March 2004, 09:09 PM   #6
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I kinda like this one from www.rge.nu

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my fariant on the flexy-rack:

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Easy to build and very strong if you use maple, oak or any other hardwood

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Moved from SS, it's a bit more appropriate here.
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my fariant on the flexy-rack:

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Easy to build and very strong if you use maple, oak or any other hardwood

Ralph
Very nice indeed, and those woods probably have pleasant acoustic properties, better than the usual MDF (mine is MDF )
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Old 18th March 2004, 03:51 PM   #10
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Very interesting approach with the "x" piece instead of boards.

How are the wood peices joined at the center?
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