19 inch computer rack cabinet

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  1. Jeff R.

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    I want to set up some computers in a computer rack but I would like to have the rack in a nice wooden cabinet so that it will look nice in my office. I have not been able to find such a cabinet online. Is this something I am going to have to make myself or are there some out there?
     
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    Jeff,
    I have been looking for a new desk and stumbled upon the site below. You mentioned computers in your post, they have one like you described but it only houses one PC and it is wider than you mentioned also??
    Check it out, maybe it will work; http://www.homecomputerfurniture.com/workstations2.html
    its called:
    Access Armoire
    2 Locking Doors
    CD Rack
    Heavy-duty ball-bearing keyboard tray
    Fixed Printer Shelf - 14"D x 20"W (16" clearance height)
    10"W Tower Cavity
    Open Upper Supplies shelf (6" clearance height)
    Adjustable Interior Bookshelf
    Casters (2 locking)
    Model:HOC AC36-ARMR
    Size: 36"W x 24"D x 64"H
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    FYI
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    Todd

    My HT

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  4. Jeff R.

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    That is correct. I am looking for the 19" rack-mount furniture. The problem is, all the ones I have ever seen are metal cabinets. I want a cabinet that is made of wood because I think it would look a thousand times nicer. It would still need a metal internal frame to hold the computer equiptment but I want something that is housed in a wooden cabinet.
     
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    Jeff-
    One reason you won't find that, though, is because as freestanding equipment (ie, 19" rack cases) most facilities require a ground bar.. ours does. So, that means that the racks -must- be metal in order to attach them to a ground or to consider them grounded. Otherwise would result in our insurance carriers considering this a fire hazard (realize, if you've got, say, 5 4U dual CPU units in a wood casing, you're going to get someone to say "hey, what happens when...")
    If you want to do this, you're probably going to have to construct it. It's also very difficult to get the precise 2U/3U/4U differentials in a wood system whereas it's somewhat easy to get the balanced punches on a metal rack frame.
     
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    hmmm. I didn't think about the grounding issue. If I do build my own, I would probably just get a metal rack without the cabinet and build the wooden cabinet around it.
     
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    You could look at Rack cases for music gear, they dont look all that great but you can get a wood case with metal rails on the inside. You may want to pull the metal corner braces off and apply a wood laminate on the case to make it look better.
     
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    Ah-hah!
    Yes, you can actually get wood framed "Closets" that go around metal rack designs; in fact, I've got information on those.. I don't know if I can find a website, but there are companies who make specifically these.
    If that's a route you can take, it does work, I just wanted to point out it's basically impossible to change the framing itself to wood and have it be really workable.
     
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    Here is a site that makes music gear cases. If your ever looking for a poratble rack case check out SKB, they make some cool stuff.
    http://www.cadencecases.com/series4000.htm
    Talk to them and tell them what your looking for. The case doesnt have to be road worthy so you dont need all the extra hardware trimming.
    ed
     

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