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Another DIY rack

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by TimBr, May 20, 2005.

  1. TimBr

    TimBr Member

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    Sort of a Flexi design...

    I work for a hunting treestand manufacturer and we use aluminum extrusions all over the place - they are about 1.25" square with a channel on one side. We also have a particular stand that uses these little triangular brackets for a bar stop - that so happen to fit into the channel.

    Two of the extrusions are only attached at the top and bottom with screws, the other two have threaded rod like a flexi rack. The shelves free float on cut down brackets - that are screwed in at whatever height I want (the only real drawback is they have to be screwed in but how often will I want to change that? - I hope never).

    The wood is 7 ply birch with a clear acrylic finish. I polished the supports and painted them with a clearcoat. The brackets were too tedious to polish so they got sand blasted instead.

    Needless to say, it looks nothing like a treestand. Matching speaker stands and a TV stand with integrated center channel stand and DVD drawer coming fairly soon (by summer).

    You will have to cut and paste as I am a newbie and can't post URL's just yet...

    home.hiwaay.net/~lbrewer/images/rack/rack01.jpg

    More at...

    home.hiwaay.net/~lbrewer/images/rack/
     
  2. TimBr

    TimBr Member

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    If some one would like to post a direct image link to one of those, I would be thankful.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Well-Known Member

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    Chris Hovanic Well-Known Member

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    yea... nice rack [​IMG]

    someone had to post it[​IMG]
     
  5. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Well-Known Member

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    How do you find its sturdiness and resistance to swaying, torquing, things like that?
     
  6. Allen Ross

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    how did you polish the aluminum? just with a buffer and a polishing compound?
     
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    ...and if a deer happens to waltz through your HT, you can jump onto the rack and blast away!


    very nice job!
     
  8. jasonBarczew

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    Great Design, I was looking to buils a rack and have been looking for something just like this but in a darker finish. Could you share the rough dimensions?

    thanks and again...great job
     
  9. TimBr

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    Thanks for all the kind words!

    It really turned out better than I though - even my wife approves. She was less than enthusiastic about the idea of me building furniture [​IMG]



    45" overall height. Shelves are spaced 10, 9, 8, 8, 7. The top and bottom are 25.75 wide by 20 long, the rest of the shelves are 19 w by 16 l.
     
  10. TimBr

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    220-300-400-600-1000 wet sanded. Looking back, I could have probably skipped 220 and 400. I then used a drill mounted 4" buffing wheel and mag wheel polish. I hand buffed one and it came out a little more reflective but it took forever.
     
  11. Allen Ross

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    I am going to polish up a stainless steel keg (gonna be a nice lamp when done) and i am just getting ideas on the process how to tackle it.
     
  12. Kevin Beck

    Kevin Beck Well-Known Member

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    Timbr,...
    Ha!,..The rack looks great. I spend a LOT of time in the woods during the fall and winter. Much of it in a stand,..Never thought I would see a tree stand as an audio rack,...Awesome!

    >>>--->
     
  13. Roly

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    Excellent job, looks very professional!

    Dude you gotta hide the wires.[​IMG]

    Congratulations

    Roly
     

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