Cheap alternative to an expensive A/V rack

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  1. Jason Kleeberg

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    As a college student, there's not too much extra money just laying around...so when I got my big screen, there wasn't much left for an a/v rack. Well, anything is better than having everything strewn about on the floor.

    I was going through Home Depot the other day and came to the shelving aisle. I picked up 2 wooden shoe racks (C7 I believe) and came home, painted them black, and threw them together. They're sturdy and now hold all of my a/v equipment (although I don't have much). These things easily hold the DVD player, VCR, and X-Box. Look into these for a cheap alternative, they look nice.

    I'll post a pic when I get my digital camera back.

    - Jason
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Sounds cool, Jason – I’ll be interested in seeing it when you get the pics up!

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Vincent_S

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    Let's see some pics[​IMG]
     
  4. Jon_Welker

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    Come on!!! Show'em, show the pics!!!
     
  5. Agustin

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    im intersting too, please gives some pics
     
  6. James Gillespie

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    I used something similar when I was back in college. Mine started to sag under the weight of my receiver, so you may want to keep an eye on that, although it sounds like the Xbox is your heaviest component.

    Cheers
     
  7. Mark_Ken

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    You can always use cinder(sp) blocks and 2 x 8's. This is my setup right now. .20 for each block and about 4 bucks for an 8 foot 2x8. Whole setup under $30. I will post a pic when I get home.
     
  8. Sathyan

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    another approach

    http://members.fortunecity.com/sathyan/audio/index.htm

    look at the AV rack in the photo on the right. the parts cost about $20.

    I used:
    1/2" zinc threaded rods for legs
    3/4" MDF for shelves
    attached with 3/4" washers and nuts

    all available at Home Depot or Lowes

    the shelves were cut by the store so tools needed:
    electric drill (drill press would be better - straighter)
    1/2" drill bit
    hacksaw
    two wrenches which can handle 3/4" nuts
    rubber mallet
    spirit level

    took about 30 min to do
     

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