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    Default My DIY Audio Rack

    Let me 1st point out that I'm in no way a wood worker so please be kind. This is for a 2nd system where
    I can change components or speakers as my mood dictates. Also it's not finished yet I still need to finish
    the edges of the shelves. I used MDF (2- 3/4" pieces glued together to make 1 1/2" thick shelves) and
    Poplar.

    In case you guys haven't figured it out yet I like Orange



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    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

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    Looks good!
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    I see you like Onix too. Good job.
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    Looks nice.

    Can you take special orders and ship to NY (non-orange color, lol)?

    But, seriously, very nice job!

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    Very nice! Great job!

    It looks like you have a real nice collection of vinyl too!!
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    Great Job!

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    Nice work. I was thinking of building one of my own thanks for the design idea. What are the dimensions L x W x H and spacing in between the shelves ?

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    Good job! Building a new rack is on my list of "winter projects"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nap View Post
    Nice work. I was thinking of building one of my own thanks for the design idea. What are the dimensions L x W x H and spacing in between the shelves ?

    Happy Sunday to you nap,

    The rack is 39" high
    Spacing - The bottom shelf is 12" and 9" between the other 2
    The shelves were cut 21" wide by 19" deep but will be bigger once I add trim
    3/4" or 1/2" I haven't decided yet.
    I had Home Depot do all the rough cuts so I came home with 8-2'x2' pieces.
    These were glued and cut then to size using a straight edge clamp and circular saw.
    The legs are 1x3 and 1x2 poplar joined with biscuits and glue.

    I bought a cheap biscuit from Harbor Freight.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/4-plate-joiner-68987.html

    You can never get the glued edge straight so I ran the glue joint thru the table saw.
    This way you can't see it wasn't exact and looks great. (at least to me)
    I used pre-finished 3/4" oak quarter round between the shelves. This way all the weight
    is carried down to the floor. So that the #14 x 3" brass screws are not the sole support
    of the weight on each shelf.

    P-man
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    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

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    19" deep, good call. You need that for some of the bigger amps. I have been looking at audio racks and a lot of them are just too shallow. The only other option I may put on mine is casters which seems to be a rare commodity on audio furniture. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nap View Post
    19" deep, good call. You need that for some of the bigger amps. I have been looking at audio racks and a lot of them are just too shallow. The only other option I may put mine on casters which seems to be a rare commodity on audio furniture. Cheers.



    My almost completed rack. I'll finish it next weekend
    I had already bought my wheels for the rack to make it easier access the vinyl behind the rack.

    I just might make dollies for the Polk's a well.
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    Finally spending a little time to finish up my rack
    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

    McIntosh MC 7270 ~ Purity Line Stage (6SN7) ~ Rogue Stealth Phono Pre ~ Denon 5910 ~ Vandersteen 3A ~ VPI HW19 Mk III with upgraded platter, SME tonearm and Ortofon Kontrapunkt A cartridge

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    Nice work !!!

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    Very nice work.

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    I need to make a new rack myself. Good job P-Man. Or should I say Orange Man?

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    It's gotta be orange !!! I'm the Pumpkinking


    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

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    Dig it!

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    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

    McIntosh MC 7270 ~ Purity Line Stage (6SN7) ~ Rogue Stealth Phono Pre ~ Denon 5910 ~ Vandersteen 3A ~ VPI HW19 Mk III with upgraded platter, SME tonearm and Ortofon Kontrapunkt A cartridge

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