Simple DIY AV rack??

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  1. Dave_La

    Dave_La Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anybody here ever built their own AV rack?? Can I go to Home Depot and find some simple connect together shelves?? I don't want to spend a fortune for those fancy ones, just want a simple sturdy rack to put those heavy amps and receivers onto???
     
  2. Carl Johnson

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    Absolutely, it's actually pretty easy. If you search the forum for DIY shelving I'm sure you'll find dozens of threads detailing how to turn a few dollars worth of threaded rods, nuts, bolts, and shelving into a rack.
     
  3. Allen Ross

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    or search flexy rack
    and see link down below
     
  4. BenSC

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    Yea, flexy racks are great. I just built one over the weekend. Got some pictures in this thread: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=157609

    Very easy to make, especially if you didn't do the shelving fronts like I did. You can even buy a sheet of MDF, and have the guys at Home Depot cut it for you. Then all you have to do is drill holes and paint.
     
  5. Joe Hsu

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    hehe, with the recent flood of flexy's, you have plenty of examples to go by.

    I'd have a link in my sig, but I'm switching webhosts right now...just search back a few days in the DIY forum and you'll see my thread. I'm very proud of my stands and rack. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dave_La

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    What is flexy rack?? Where can I get them??
     
  7. Allen Ross

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    no where, you build them, just like a simple front firing 9cuft tempest with soft maple bracing casters and 2 4" flared port.
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

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    I am building my own rack... Simple it is not.. And it's
    taking some time (getting parts machined you are at the
    mercy of the machinist who's doing it as a "Government
    Project" AKA after hours use of the shops equipment [​IMG]

    Here's what the finished rack will look like..

    [​IMG]


    I just got the center rings back from the machine shop and
    they look fantastic. Now off they go to my other friends to
    get bead blasted. I am having problems drilling a hole all
    the way through the 12" long Oak beams so I am going to have
    to change my engineering around a little [​IMG]
     

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