so i went down to homedepot yesterday to pick up the parts for my flexy rack. went with (4) 4'x2' sheets of red oak plywood (~$14 each) and (6) 2' threaded rods (5/8th inch) and the necessary bolts/washers. I figure at those sizes, i won't have to do any cutting at all. the height will be just right i think for my 32" sony tv. the 4'x2' shelves may be a bit wide/deep, but i think it'll be ok. anyway, i couldn't find a couple of things, including the neoprene (sp?) washers, veneer edging strips/tape, or acorn nuts to top off the rods. well, when i went to get help finding these items, the guy i managed to find was like "you're going to use that beautiful plywood with those rods? it'll be soooo industrial looking." not too impressed i guess, but then again, he obviously has not seen what a nice flexy can look like. anyway, i ended up not finding of those items at homedepot. I got the veneer edging at lowes, but never did find the acorn nuts or neoprene washers. any ideas where to pick these up? i plan to finish the red oak with clear polyurethane unless someone has a better suggestion here? the veneer strips i found are red oak as well and match the plywood perfectly also, i picked up an 11/16" wood boring bit (speedbor brand). i thought i'd go slightly larger than the 5/8" rod, as many here have suggested. but i'm slightly worried this type of bit will splinter the plywood's veneer. it was the only bit that was 11/16". last question (well last about the flexy): any tips on keeping all the holes straight if i don't have access to a drill press? Another interesting bit from lowes - they had precut 12", 18", and 24" plywood (both oak and birch i believe) perfect circles - they looked ready to be dropped into a sonotube! i wonder if anyone's ever tried this? or is it too hard to find a sonotube that happens to be those exact diameters? they were about $10-15 each, depending on size. seems like it'd save some cutting when building a sonotube, although i guess you'd still need a router to make the driver cut out.