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New Rack
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:26:42 PM »
Picked up another record bin and had to rearrange things yet again. The new bin takes the spot where I had a corner rack. I wanted to have two turntables set up, one for MM and one for MC. The old rack just wouldn't allow it. Decided to try out the flexi rack design. Used one sheet of MDF, 1/2" threaded rod and a sheet of 1/4" ply for veneer. Wasn't looking to build a masterpiece, just something solid to fill a need. I doubled up the MDF for each shelf, then glued the ply on top. The threaded rod is a bit of a pain when it comes to running the nuts when they stick, but it works and gets very solid. Yes it blocks the fireplace, no I don't care about the fireplace, it never gets used. The sub next to the rack is for the TV system, so it's not on when the TT's are running.




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Re: New Rack
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 12:42:50 PM »
Nice job on the rack!  I'm thinking about making another rack that is lower and wider like your's.

Hey, I recognize those Tektons. ;)  Nice room you have there.
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 12:54:42 PM »
Looks great.

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Re: New Rack
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 02:47:08 PM »
I like the rack and the record storage.   Looks nice.
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 04:09:45 PM »
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 05:26:28 PM »
Nice job.  At  two sheets of MDF, plus 1/4 " plywood, I imagine the shelves can hold a significant load with out sagging
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »
I really like the look and build quality.  Excellent work!
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 08:09:23 PM »
I like the poster behind the great new rack!
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 09:02:38 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'm lucky enough that my wife tolerates all my decorating and gear down there.

Nice job on the rack!  I'm thinking about making another rack that is lower and wider like your's.

Hey, I recognize those Tektons. ;)  Nice room you have there.

All said n done the rack was about $65. Tons cheaper than buying something I'd likely have to mod to fit. The Tektons still amaze me overtime they get fired up.

Nice job.  At  two sheets of MDF, plus 1/4 " plywood, I imagine the shelves can hold a significant load with out sagging

I had it all together without the plywood and the bottom shelf was a bit warped, only about 1/8" on each end when I stacked them all up. Seems flat now. The entire width is 47". If I notice any more sagging I may need to add another threaded rod, I really didn't want one in the middle up front. Another option is to route a channel width wise and add a 1x2 vertically. I really, really, really don't want to take it apart again.

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Re: New Rack
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 09:05:59 PM »
Very nice...  Looks great and fits in very well...
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 06:40:16 AM »
Congrats on the rack!
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2017, 04:06:29 PM »
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 11:03:41 AM »
Picked up another record bin and had to rearrange things yet again. The new bin takes the spot where I had a corner rack. I wanted to have two turntables set up, one for MM and one for MC. The old rack just wouldn't allow it. Decided to try out the flexi rack design. Used one sheet of MDF, 1/2" threaded rod and a sheet of 1/4" ply for veneer. Wasn't looking to build a masterpiece, just something solid to fill a need. I doubled up the MDF for each shelf, then glued the ply on top. The threaded rod is a bit of a pain when it comes to running the nuts when they stick, but it works and gets very solid. Yes it blocks the fireplace, no I don't care about the fireplace, it never gets used. The sub next to the rack is for the TV system, so it's not on when the TT's are running.






Looks cool!  I am considering getting a Salamander Archetype 5 stand for my setup - looks like you built one yourself.   I am having a contractor pop by to give me a quote on removing the corner fireplace from my basement - never gets used and the brick wall is as acoustically ugly as can be,  want it gone.

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Re: New Rack
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 07:00:08 PM »
Aren't you selling this house OBG?
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Re: New Rack
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 08:04:08 PM »
I will be pimping the basement until the last hour before the house sells.    That fireplace is like the evil fax machine in Office Space.

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