Building my own Audio/Equipment Rack

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    I want a pair of those to put my amps on. Those are stunning!:cool::cool::mrgreen:

    Just send them to me and I will put them up and take a picture for you!!!:lol:
  • disneyjoe7disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,520
    edited November 2011
    Very Nice. With talent like that, I think you need to work out of the box.


    Steve
  • byfthalonebyfthalone Posts: 346
    edited November 2011
    Very nice job Tool
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,712
    edited November 2011
    Great job Larry!
  • Big DawgBig Dawg Posts: 1,950
    edited November 2011
    That stand is gorgeous!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    Thanks Guys!! Just wish I was home to finish the other four tiers, and put up my TT shelf..
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
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  • inspiredsportsinspiredsports Posts: 5,442
    edited November 2011
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    Those are NICE Larry. I am sooooo jealous!
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited November 2011
    Larry, that is just beautiful! You could easily sell something like that for some real money! And here I am with my composite boards which I just had the local hardware store cut for me--my skill set is pretty meager (white primer tomorrow, and some black spray paint after that). lol

    Out of curiosity, what did the plexiglass-like pieces cost?

    cnh
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited November 2011
    Great job as usual Larry, I always enjoy following your built threads. :cool:
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    cnh wrote: »
    Larry, that is just beautiful! You could easily sell something like that for some real money! And here I am with my composite boards which I just had the local hardware store cut for me--my skill set is pretty meager (white primer tomorrow, and some black spray paint after that). lol

    Out of curiosity, what did the plexiglass-like pieces cost?

    cnh

    Thanks!! The acrylic pieces are 1" x 19" X 24" they cost $84 each, it was hard to swallow but I don't think anything else would look as good..
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,757
    edited November 2011
    Looks awesome - I agree the acrylic shelves make them look flippin sweet!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    i did get two more tiers done tonight,I hope to be done this weekend.
  • OldfatdogsOldfatdogs Posts: 1,885
    edited November 2011
    Very nice work.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,088
    edited November 2011
    You have to be the boss at work or have some long **** cycle times with a good boss to get all that done at work. Gotta tip my hat at your workmanship. nice, real nice.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 4,946
    edited November 2011
    Good job on the rack(s). They look great.

    Greg
  • newrivalnewrival Posts: 2,015
    edited November 2011
    Nice work, Larry.

    What product did you use to de-couple the lucite (assumption) shelves?
  • greyford1979greyford1979 Posts: 763
    edited November 2011
    Awesome man!!! Looks great!!!
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,365
    edited November 2011
    High marks on the DIY rack!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    Well I got my rig up and running for the most part, and my rack is 6 tiers high at 58" it was nice having music fill the house again. I will post some pics tomorrow.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
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  • SDA1CSDA1C Posts: 2,009
    edited November 2011
    I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.....
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited November 2011
    That is an awesome Stand, the Acrylic is perfect and the stand looks nice and sturdy.

    Great job!!!!!
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,554
    edited November 2011
    Beautiful Tool! Great work.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,026
    edited November 2011
    Well this morning I got my Dared SL2000 and my Wyred4Sound DAC2 hooked up and I have been able to spend some time with my Rig. I was very excited to give my TT a spin cause I felt that this rack would give it the biggest change as the shelf is de coupled from the rest of the gear, and boy was I spot on my vinyl days just took a huge boost with this rack just what I was hoping for.

    Everything else sounds a step up as well but not as much because I had spikes under the rest of my gear in my old rack. I knew upgrading my rack was needed as I really felt and still do that it was my weakest link also I like the hi-fi look of it as well..
  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,651
    edited November 2011
    Beautiful job, Wish I had the physical ability's to build a custom rack for myself I can't find ANYTHING even close that will fit my needs. :frown:
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,129
    edited November 2011
    gimpod wrote: »
    Beautiful job, Wish I had the physical ability's to build a custom rack for myself I can't find ANYTHING even close that will fit my needs. :frown:

    I remember decorative cinder blocks painted some color and 12" shelving boards were the custom stands of my day..LOL.

    Now the poor mans' rack or thrifty DIY is the all-thread rod and 14" laminated boards.


    I like how TFLF utilizes what's around him at his place of employment to make his visions of what he desires a reality. A woodworker would use exotic wood maybe. But they too have limitations of budget and the complexity levels according to materials and machinery and the knowlege to get the most out of everything envolved.

    TFLF did his homework and planed very, very well on all projects I've seen him do. He envisioned what his needs were and used what was familiar to him to work with and CREATED them.

    There's got to be something around you to aquire your desires in some sort of way also.
    Mine is wood working. Personal homeowners tools are my limitations but,

    Post a new thread and say what you need and maybe we can help in some way..

    TFLF has helped alot of us from his metal workings..
    You helped alot of us with your understandings of crossover mounting-board redesigning..

    Maybe we can help you in our own ways maybe.
  • unc2701unc2701 Posts: 3,587
    edited November 2011
    Nice work! Surprised that the acrylic ran that much- I've scored 3/4" thick pieces that size for about $20/each, but they might have been lower quality. Certainly wasn't that shiny.
  • PolkMaster1PolkMaster1 Posts: 847
    edited November 2011
    Nice work Larry. I am sure that there are plenty of people who would love to purchase a set of audio racks from you - myself included.
  • carvcomcarvcom Posts: 240
    edited November 2011
    Very nice work Larry, I love seeing the work of a skilled craftsman.
    You will be enjoying those for many years!!
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