Anyone knows where you can find a wooden A/V rack like this one?

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  1. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    https://imgur.com/a/rSUAB

    alternatively, any place that has good carpenter to make a AV rack like this one?
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    My room space is limited, so I like this rack as it has that vertical pole at the rear, so there is no support on the side, which blocks the space on my desk
     
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    Hit up a local cabinet maker, supply wood and inspiration plans. A good one will make a google sketchup before making it.
     
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    I suppose that's what I have to do. Those silver color thing at the rear, can an average cabinet maker get that? I tried to contact the original seller of this cabinet, he's in Netherland. No reply
     
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    I highly doubt it, best bet is to see if you buy them separately and have them added. To me they are cool but appears mostly decorative. The cab maker might have a notching system they are used to.
     
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    Thanks everyone. If I can get this going, it will save me a lot of space on the desk. So in the future, I can get wider speakers
     
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    Lumber yard and diy shop.
    Although I'm not seeing what there is to like apart from it being wood and the colour.
    The mounting is not sturdy, a requirement for good equipment.
    And it looks messy.
     
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    why is the mounting not sturdy? in what way?

    I figure if I put a CD player or a DAC at the very bottom, no what, the deck is not going to tip over
     
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    The shelves pivot, they are not a solid mount.
    Vibration reduces fidelity.
     
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    what if we use those pointy spike legs at the very bottom of this entire deck?
     
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    Not sure vibration is going to be a real issue here.

    The wood should absorb what little comes from the devices themselves.
    The construction is heavy enough that things like turntables would have to be running like power tools to translate that much vibration.
    Additionally, there's nothing stopping the incorporation of dampening materials to minimize movement of the device and transmission of vibration to the shelf unit.
     
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    The only thing that would make noise is possibly the metal peices. Which on their own won’t be a big issue but when incorporating larger speakers you might get some rattle.
     
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    my real and only concern is how does this designer manage to put those 2 hi fi amplifier w/o having the whole thing tipping over? I assume there is a large plate at the bottom, but why won't the weight of those 2 amplifier tip the whole thing over in the first place? I estimate ea. amplifier weighs 35 pounds
     
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    the angle centers them and there is probably a bit of weight in the bottom.
    your pics don't show the base...
     
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    Those turnbuckles seem to offer 100% leveling adjustment possibility for maybe turntable or other devices that need that. Not purely decorative in this sense.
    Good idea and not hard to build if you can produce a proper design - preferably a CAD drawing.

    Might attempt this sometime in the future.
     
  16. Happy Hopping

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    really? can you get wood finish like this?

    https://walkeraudio.com/prologue-equipment-ramp-amp-stands/

    if you can do it, how much labor would it involve?
     
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    Depends on the wood used and desired finished look. The color is the easiest part.

    Finishing wood can be as easy as using a rag to a multi-day process.
     
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    The finish on those is probably some veneer + nice varnish but the secret is on how many layers are you willing to go. I have seen high end speakers going with even 13 layers and finish looks like glass.

    Nonetheless, I would not go to such lengths for a rack and the reason I mentioned attempting it is because of my professional occupation. Half of my professional occupation time is spent into Architectural Design & Construction so I have access to lots of suppliers and facilities to make something like this. For example, spraying finishes is not something that I prefer DIY over sending it to a dedicated professional to do. It is a bit messy and needs care with dust unless you have a proper space for it. I have done it but not much time for this nowadays.

    Whether it is worth it to DIY vs buying ready depends on your time, tools and experience with those things.
     
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    well, it looks like a straight forward job. Since that Netherland co. won't reply, I'll find a local person to do this
     
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    its actually quite a simply design and shouldn't cost too too much for the construction labour. but your choice of material and finishing will be the bigger factor. any competent woodworker should have no prob doing this.
     
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    The finish on it doesn’t look to be intensive either. Maybe some stain and a varnish or wipe on poly.
     
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    loosely, how much am I looking at? Do you a guess figure?
     
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    Those are just turnbuckles, available at any Home Depot.
     
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    Yeah sorry about that. Reading is hard.
     
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    I've been thinking, is there a way to add a glass cover on each layer? I know the top layer can. It can be added the same way we have those old 5.25" floppy disk plastic holder, w/ a lid / cover that flips down.

    But what about the 2nd layer?