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AV/HI Fi Rack Project

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Nice work! Great way to get oversized shelves to suit bigger footprint gear.

 

Looks very similar to my efforts - though I went for a more industrial look (weighs a ton!) and was too lazy to sand/oil the wood just yet.

 

One thing I have found is that it's not as stable as you think - I have my TT on the top level and it can easily be made to jump with a small bump of the middle or top shelves.

 

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You can use a thing called 'tube connectors' that press-fit/jam into the ends of hollow tubes and then you can screw threaded devices into them - not sure where they're available locally but Blackwoods might still keep them - can easily get them from the US from McMasters-Carr, Apex, etc - maybe even Amazon

 

Or, can use something called 'insert nuts' and use one of the many fancy types of glue to fasten them in place 

 

Cam, you might need to cut a hole in the top shelf and build a 'spider rack' under a separate support for your TT - a separate & isolated platform, if you will  - might get away with one of those 'homemade' Townend sand base supports - quite neat and simple to make - the TNT website has plans if you can't find them here.

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Hi caminperth,

 

Love the industrial look & this was the way I was heading until I saw @Darren69 post & decided to go with the metal pipes as the uprights.

In terms of stability, I think I'll be ok as when we assembled the other day, even without screwing it up, I was really surprised as to how stable it was.

Thanks for sharing

Anyone else want to share their DIY shelves?

Cheers

Matt

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Hi Guys,

 

Well......., it's up & running!!

 

Joiner to fix the top panel to the threaded rods

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Template to help align the square metal posts

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Casters (they don't roll that well on carpet)

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Finished product, just waiting for the last light coat of oil to dry....can I wait...!!!

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Can't wait any longer.....Anthony @Grizzly admiring my work!

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1st listening sesh with Dave (@chickanism?) @Grizzly 

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Very happy with final product

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I still need to put the TT & Plasma TV on top......if I had my time again I would have made it 1800 or even 2000 long but apart from that, I'm very happy with it!

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Cheers

Matt

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My apologies, in my rush to publish the photos I forgot to thank Ant & Dave for helping me to set up the new rack!

Cheers fellas

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So that's what the back of my scone looks like! Explains a lot.....

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11 hours ago, Grizzly said:

So that's what the back of my scone looks like! Explains a lot.....

Happy to donate 5 of my kg's to you too mate, if you like. :D

 

#fatbastard

 

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Happy to donate 5 of my kg's to you too mate, if you like. [emoji3]
 
#fatbastard
 
The generous SNA spirit lives!!

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Come up an absolute treat ! And fits in well to surrounds as well. Well done  Matt !

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Looks great. What did you use to fix the threaded rods to the top panel?

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Hi 943,

They were called safety screws but that was because they’re supplied with a specific insert to tighten them, basically a counter sunk bolt.

I then used a washer & a joiner to tighten & connect the threaded rod which passed through each pane, covered by the metal pipe & then terminated with x2 nuts under the bottom panel.

Simples!

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My biggest struggle was to find everything in the same size as Bunnings seem to have mixtures of metric & imperial...I ended up using size M8 for everything.

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