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DIY Rack - Advice please

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by nickyvicar, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. nickyvicar

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    I need a 4 shelf rack for my new system.

    Cheapest steel + glass I have ssen is £150 from Richersounds.

    Making the frame would be no problem and relatively cheap but a qoute for 6mm toughned glass with bevelled edges (two little kids + me in a bit of a state on a Friday night :) would cost £72 + VAT :(

    Could I use something else for the shelves, eg Ali walkway sheet would be approx half the price?

    What is the thinking: sould the shelves be isolated from the frame ie silicone, or in good contact and should the equipment be in contact with shelf or isolated?
    Cheers for any info
    Nick
     
  2. Flimber

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    You sound like an ideal candidate for Flexy Rack building but you just don't know it yet. Be sure to go to the TNT Audio link.

    HTH,

    Mike.
     
  3. ReTrO

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    Here's a link to stands based on the Flexi idea designed and built by forum members:

    Feel free to copy them.

    This shows Taz's rack (single width), my rack (double width) and Dunca Wardles rack (triple width).

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=32192

    Good luck.

    Feel free to ask more questions.
     
  4. Taz

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    Cheers ReTrO! :rotfl:
     
  5. ReTrO

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    He'll struggle to copy the workmanship on yours though.:smashin:
     
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    ReTrO/Taz productions..... quality merchandise!;)
     
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    So good we don't want to sell it!:clap:
     
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    Nick

    Myself and 7thguest have both recently built flexy racks - not as over-engineered as the others mentioned ( a compliment of theirs', not a criticism! ) and they really are very easy to build, completely adjustable to your requirements and work very well, can't say fairer than that really.

    Ben
     
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    See here for details :)
     
  10. nickyvicar

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    Thanks all for your input - I will definitely be building one of these. So much better than my original plans!
    All I need now is to find where to purchase thick perspex.
    Thanks again,
    Nick
     

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