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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: buying studio furntire vs. building it yourself Reply with quote

Cool for anyone out there thinking of buying rack mount furniture, i highly suggest building them yourself. for what would cost you about $300.00 or so to buy, costed me all of about $75.00 to build. i bought a 8x4 piece of cabinet grade oak plywood ($45.00) stain, and polyurathane ($16.00) and 2 sets of rack rails around $20.00. out of that i got 2 rack mount cabinets able to hold up to 8 pieces of gear in the top, and 2 power amps (or 4 more pieces of gear) in the bottom. this what my son and i came up with in about 4 hours!!

 

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That my friend, is a beautiful piece of furniture, do you have any measurements that perhaps be used to copy this specimen?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's cool.....but did ya have to stain it the same color as your dog? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attractive, functional and cheap. What's so great about that? lol

That's really good work you've done there; what makes it beautiful in my eyes is the ergonomic upward tilt of the rack, and the fact that the upward tilt reminds me of stage monitors. It makes my eyes happy. Beautiful stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"that's cool.....but did ya have to stain it the same color as your dog?"

Actually, it's the dog that's dyed...

Probably a defensive maneuver - don't want puppy cocking his leg against the rackmount unit now, do we?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great man .. I'm in the prosess of building a little studio in my basement and am currently building most of the furniture .. Counsel .. Racks .. Computer cabinets .. etc ..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a lot like a rack unit my buddy and I built for my studio. Nice job.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: rack measurements!! Reply with quote

Cool here you go 25tolife! keep in mind though you don't have to be right to the inch or 1/8 of an inch even. it's just a rough drawing that i used to make templates. but it should get you in the right direction!! by the way did you ever get my reply to your post on the owners manual for the korg digital mixer you were looking for?? and thanks everyone for the compliments! it means a lot to someone like me who's normally all thumbs when it comes to something like this!! thanks again, gregg

 

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee...plans! With numbers!

I got no excuse now lol.

Thanks fabfour.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built a very similar rack for my stuff awhile ago with a friend of mine. Mines a little bigger, probably about 3 or 4 feet tall. We were making it up as we went and managed to only spend a few bucks and just used some wood we had lying around. I actually (for whatever reason) didn't use rack rails but instead put some pieces of wood where they would be so the rack items can just screw right into that. I wouldn't recommend that approach if you are moving things around a lot, but otherwise it works nice. I also put together a rack drawer out of some glider/shelf things I boughts and the top half of an old VCR. I had to cut some chunks out of the wood rails to make that fit, but it works nice now. But anyway, building things is not only cheaper and more accurate to what you need but it also is more fun and satisfying.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's not as nice, but boy, was it cheap. I got an eight foot length of melamine (sp?), cut it for two sides and a top. Inside, I screwed a couple of pieces of 1x2 to act as rack rails. Screwed my rack gear into the 1x2's and away I went.... for about $10.

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