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Outlaw85

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FYI - I built a 21U cabinet many years ago and it was an afternoon's work that cost less than $100. The most expensive thing was the metal rails themselves, for $63 back then. I think I posted it around here somewhere but it was over a decade ago...

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That looks really nice and a very nice write-up. Even a 34u rail set is ~$75 and some lumber would provide for a relatively cheap rack. (y):athumbsup:
 
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agrikk

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Yep. basic construction pine 2x4s and 2x6s are dirt cheap, sand down relatively well, and take stain readily.
 

Outlaw85

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Yep. basic construction pine 2x4s and 2x6s are dirt cheap, sand down relatively well, and take stain readily.
Awesome, thanks! I saw the casters on yours, did you go under the posts where you mounted the rail? Or did you mount differently? I'm curious from a weight perspective.
 

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Yeah, the casters fit straight into holes drilled directly into the upright posts (the two 2x4s and two 2x6s). I was expecting to crumble when I had the cabinet fully loaded, but these casters proved very sturdy: they were replacement casters for a couch, I believe.
 
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