Discussion in 'Listening Spaces' started by nissan guy, Nov 13, 2011.
The table looks nice in red.
My home theater gear and some other bits and bobs I have tucked into my Cab. My stereo listening gear is on my desk.
Here's my diy rack after I wiped off the last coat of oil.
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Lovely....look at that grain on those shelves!!
That a nice linear, modular rack, hawkand3. And that Bobby Brown album makes the vibe all the more sweeter.
I am pretty limited along one wall of my den for space. For the last 20 years I've had an old one piece Bush Entertainment Center. I could only fit in a 32 inch LCD, maybe could have gone 40 inch, but I happened to have a 42 inch not being used that would not fit inside by maybe an inch. My other issue was that I was completely out of space for LP's and needed to do something.
I decided to cut out the top and bottom between the two "towers" and use a cabinet in the middle to store my HiFi equipment. I could then hand the 42 inch on the wall. Well I got it done, and I still have some new challenges, but I can work them shortly. The Cabinet I used in the middle was something I found on CL unfinished for $50- made out of Oak and Poplar. I put 5 coats of Polyshade on it. The Towers still have their backing- so they are a bit better structurally than I thought they'd be.
As the middle cabinet is now 7 inches wider than the older section- I had to move my speakers off the floor and to the top of each tower(for now). Each tower is 19.5 inches wide- I may have my son make me 2 replacements out of oak- but cut them down to 15 inches each- then I can have speakers back on floor.
The other issue I have- is I lost space for my center channel. I thought of pulling the drawer and finishing a flush shelf inside- but my KEF is still too tall for the opening. Eventually I'll have LP storage behind the doors- but its full of 25 yrs of junk that was in the old piece.
The WAF factor has completely improved- as shes loves the tv on the wall, and even though she has no idea of the components- she thinks they look cool out in the open like that.
I can work on cleaning up my junk, as I have another shelf in an office unit that is full of LP's(24 inch), as well as 2 others at 15 inches. If I have 2 replacement towers made- I would have them able to fill 4 shelves high rather than 3.
I went the flexi rack route and got some old bowling alley for the shelves. Will add pics later but words of wisdom, o.d bowling alley nailed together so if using something similar, careful with those nails!
Simple but effective.
Simple maybe but very nice look!!!!
New here. I built this from reclaimed lumber and pipe. I was able to route my wires through the pipe and ended up with a very clean install which is what I was after. Another advantage to building your shelves/rack is the ability to make the dimensions to fit your gear
I have the little brother to your blue and white Maggie.
Nice acoustic guitar collection you have there, what models do you have? I have owned some Martins in the past.
Fender American Strat
Dearmond Starfire Special
Gretsch Double Anniversary
Lets see it!
Here it is. It looks great but has ground noise issues, one channel is weaker than the other, the wiring looks like shit. I am so disappointed.
Nice, I searched forever around here for something like this I could repurpose and finally gave up.
20 years ago, my mother bought this commercial retail shelf when a hardware store went out of business.
She gave it to me for the expressed purpose of putting my stereo equipment on it.
I was like, yeah, whatever. I put it in my shed and used it for car parts.
Finally, I decided it would be perfect for audio stuff, although it's not pretty. It's just like the ones you see at grocery stores, etc.
I'll be able to go three components wide after I get some glass cutting boards. I have two more shelves for it, not seen.
The equipment, if anyone is curious...Sansui alpha-X amps, TU-X701 tuner, Nak CD player, Parasound pre and amps, Heathkit spectrum analyzer.
The type of rack I used just happened to have been for 60's era recording studios, but after that period, there should be a lot more computer rack type enclosures out there. I picked this one up for free earlier this year and it is built like a tank. Eventually, this will be repainted for either gear or records.
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