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Old 12th September 2012
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Building a 2X20U Angled rack

Hello and greetings to everyone !

The boring part first, because I'm not a prehistoric man

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I'm roaming on the forum from years and this is my first thread actually !
To quickly introduce myself, I'm a student at the SATIS dpt. (south of France) and preparing my mastering degree in sound engineering (here is my website : SPIKY : ROCK, ORCHESTRAL, STEAMPUNK - The Official Website / News).

After being in several studios for internship/work (Faust Studio in Praha/Czech Republic, Sonics Mastering (wich haunt the mastering section of this forum from time to time) I decided to build my own rack for the coming hardware and preamps for cheap (compared to the actual price of new furniture).
I hope you will have some advices for the future so we can make those plan a common ressource and improve them in a way or something...

So I started making the drawings on google sketchup (wich is free and easy to use), considering the width of the wood.

So here is the first and basic view, I added an evolved stickman so you can have matter on what you're creating, I think it's important, I considered the heigh of the rack so your ears and the entire head is not blocked when you'r sat :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/rackultirudouble_ensemble.png

WITDH IS ALWAYS 493mm (so don't trust the pictures on the width, all the rest is correct). I had those informations from the Adam Hall website.

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/rack_cotes.jpg
http://www.spiky.fr/rack/rack_socle.jpg
http://www.spiky.fr/rack/rack_supports.jpg
http://www.spiky.fr/rack/rack_toit.jpg


What I needed :
-Wood (not the massive one, but the one that is constitued of several layers of wood, wich is apparently better and obviously cheaper). You can ask the shop you'r buying it to cut it (except the angles of course).
136€

-The rails on the side, from Adam Hall (check our dear and beloved friend Thomann). You will need 4 meters. wich is :
32€

Screws, nuts ... and stuff, wich is around 6 to 10€

Paint (Wengé color here, but choose whatever fits your environnement).

TOTAL IS 200€


BUILDING IT

First, the best is to build the base. So the 2 saddle on the bottom. If you have a friend or a father that master in using tools, ask him a little help !
I changed a bit the saddles with 3cm interior sides because :
-Easier to carry
-Nicer
-Your foots or movable chair won't touch the base of the rack then

First mount one of the saddle with one of the side. Then mount the middle side against this first saddle, then add the second saddle with the last side. Ok, that's basically everything, let's summarize with some pics :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6574.jpg

3cm interior side I was talking about :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6584.jpg

same on the rear :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6585.jpg

with the roof :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6581.jpg

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6582.jpg

here it's delayed so you can screw everywhere :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6587.jpg

Then you add your adam hall rails in the interior and think about the width of your hardware so it's secured and a bit inside the rack, wich is nicer :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6621.jpg

Always control everything, if you'r a rookie in furniture making and tool using, it's the least you can do, and by doing this, you will never get lost or do monstruous misstakes :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/DSC_6623.jpg


CAUTION : The wood support in front of the furniture will be a bit taller than expected because you have to think about the angle and the fact the rails are fixed inside. So, use a sander, and test each time so you can actually do it for the best fit.

I didn't took any pictures of the painting, but it's pretty much basic job : 4 layers.

Here it is, on the right side :

http://www.spiky.fr/rack/fec/FeC00.png

More here : Index of /rack/fec

I will do some pictures during the daylight in the coming days, because I'm agree, you can't really state the result, but it looks great in my opinion.

Edit : Does someone know a way to resize inside the forum ? : /

Spiky.
SPIKY : ROCK, ORCHESTRAL, STEAMPUNK - The Official Website / News

Last edited by Spiky; 12th September 2012 at 05:02 PM.. Reason: Pictures bigger than Jesus
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