Well, I was hoping to stay under $100 and I did. I just got back from Home Depot. I purchased all the materials needed, except the acorn nuts for the top of the rods, which they didn't have...darn small towns! Anyway, here you go! Also, I'd read that finding the rubber washers would be difficult; I almost left Home Depot sans rubber washers. They had every kind of faucet washer and O-ring, but no big, rubber washers. Desperation set in...but then this package caught my eye. I took one out of the package and test fit it on the 5/8" rod. Success!!! Whaddaya know? Who would've thought that you needed "hose washers?" Construction starts tomorrow. A few notes. 1. No HD in the Omaha area carries 6-foot threaded rod and I didn't want to mess w/mail order, etc. So, I got 3-foot lengths. This meant in order to fit all my components in 36" instead of 48", I'd have to go with 3/4" shelves instead of the 1.5" shelves I'd originally wanted. 2. Shouldn't be a problem since the "weight" of the components is carried by the feet, which are in the corners, where the rods are. 3. Eight shelves...each shelf needs 8 nuts, 8 washers and 8 rubber washers...holy crap, that's 64 of each!!! It adds up, but it's still cheaper than buying a POS, fiberboard screw-it-together-yourself-but-don't-move-it-else-it'll-bust! Walmart special, you know? 4. There are two "spray paints" listed. I bought two cans of gray primer and three cans of black semi-gloss. FYI. 5. The only thing they didn't have were the acorn nuts to finish off the top of the rods. Those are being purchased by a buddy and mailed to me from Texas. I miss Texas. What could those nuts cost? $.50/ea? That would still keep me under $100. 6. There are other "little" extras involved, such as tools, sandpaper, etc that weren't factored into the cost given here. I have those things already...most DIY'ers do. Thanks for reading the thread. I'm trying to give back...I was curious how much it would cost and I'm sure others are too!