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    New Cabinet

    Well it's here!! My new cabinet was transported here today by a couple of buddies. Don't be fooled by appearances, this thing is super tough. Each metric bar was stuffed to the brim with insulation. It's total weight is somewhere close to 100 pounds. It comes apart at the half way point for easy (easier) moving. I took a hammer to it and it gives almost no resonation, so should do just fine against a pair of speakers.

    I now have to clean it and bring it in. I then have to build some shelving for it.
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    take a picture once you put the stuff on it

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    Ya, I just lugged it in. Man alive! I think I will leave it in 2 pieces, undecided really. It might not be until the weekend before I can finish it and load it up.

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    Hell you should be able to put a Sherman tank on that thing with know problems.

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    I sourced out some Melamine for my shelving. I will paint the frame black and the shelving a deep brown in keeping with the current look I have. Should cost around $50 all said and done. Hope to have it done by this weekend.

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    Cool. Looking forward to seeing the final product!

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    Test Run

    OK, I am going with 2 pieces for sure. One for TT's and vinyl, the other for everything else. I moved one in to try it out, threw an old coffee table top on it. Tommorrow I'll get my supplies and finish it.
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    Well, I have one cabinet complete and I must say I'm quite happy with the result. I made some last minute changes. I went all black because I'm just a wild and crazy guy. I also opted for "Magic Sliders" instead of castors. And yes, they really do work. That's it for today, tommorrow cabinet #2...
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    OK, one more with the goods...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    OK, one more with the goods...
    Pop,

    Looks good. What did you end up using for a top on the second unit. I guess you won't ever need to worry about bowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frahengeo
    Pop,

    Looks good. What did you end up using for a top on the second unit. I guess you won't ever need to worry about bowing.
    The second unit will have the same top as what's pictured on the first cab. Melamine, I've added a bull's nose to the front edge and painted it. Since I want my vinyl stacked on the second one, the lower 2 shelves will only have a thin, thin board. Thanks for looking man!!

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    Wow looks great. I like!

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    I spent a good 45 minutes stream lining the cables of the first cab. My kid helped...
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    Finished look, the power squid really sticks out, I'm hoping to find something a little more subtle, black perhaps.
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    Cabinet 2

    OK, I'm done!! To summarize this project, in CDN funds:

    Metric Bar/Welding- Free
    Melamine Shelving- $25.00
    Thin Hardboard Shelving- $5.00
    Primer/Black Paint- Free (already had some)
    Black Metal Spray Paint- $6.00
    Screws- Free
    Magic Slider- $15.00 (7.50 each set)

    Total: $50.00, as previously estimated.

    Obviously, not everyone can weld metric bars together. However, I would guess that a typical machine shop would do it for approx. $100-150 per each cab. Put this aginst the cost of a similar sized cabinet and it's a steal. The great thing about this is, if you have a good imagination, or have specific size needs based on a room or gear, you can get it done.

    I originally had a plan drawn up for circular shelves that would have been held by only 1 bar at the rear of the unit. It would have looked amazing, the problem was that I didn't have enough re-bar available to me at the time of production. I went with a simple design that can accomodate quite a bit of stuff.

    That's it!! I am planning to do some room lenses next, can't wait...
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    Full View

    I still have to stock the shelves with LP's....
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppachubby
    I still have to stock the shelves with LP's....
    They look great, PC, and ought to work well for you.

    Actually it's kind of nice to see something beside the standard, "mono-column" component rack. The only potential advantage to the mono-column is possibly easier access to you cables, (apart for aesthetic and space considerations).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    They look great, PC, and ought to work well for you.

    Actually it's kind of nice to see something beside the standard, "mono-column" component rack. The only potential advantage to the mono-column is possibly easier access to you cables, (apart for aesthetic and space considerations).
    Thanks Bill, actually the Magic Sliders allow for easy movement, I mean really easy. It's quite a product.

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    Nice rack! I like it.
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    Great job Pop's! Looks professional! I've toyed with the idea of building a wooden rack out of cherry or maple but I need a few more power tools. Maybe in a couple of years I'll have what I need.
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    Thanks fellas!! I'm really enjoying them...

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