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Hi,

I'm thinking of making a hi-fi rack out of plywood or mdf, with the shelves made of thick perspex.  Would these be good materials to use?

Many thanks.

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The main issue with thick Perspex is two fold ....thick stuff with polished edges etc is quite costly .....but the main issues is Perspex  is a superb dust magnet 

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Have you seen Lack tables from Ikea, they are about £6-£7 each, if you google lack tables HiFi racks you should find a few sites that show you examples and instructions of how to make a rack. That’s what I will do if I built one.

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51 minutes ago, paleo12 said:

Hi,

I'm thinking of making a hi-fi rack out of plywood or mdf, with the shelves made of thick perspex.  Would these be good materials to use?

Many thanks.

Hi. Welcome to the forum :).

What components will you be putting on the rack? For most the construction decisions will be purely aesthetic. Turntables and possibly valve amps could be exceptions.

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15 minutes ago, MartinC said:

Hi. Welcome to the forum :).

What components will you be putting on the rack? For most the construction decisions will be purely aesthetic. Turntables and possibly valve amps could be exceptions.

Hi, power amp, pre amp, cd player, hard drive player.  I am reading that isolation of hifi components is a good idea, and that perspex does not transmit vibrations too well.  I am having some difficulties finding a rack that can accommodate the devices I have and want to acquire, can be leveled, fits in the available space, and is not too expensive.  Hence the diy idea.

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7 minutes ago, paleo12 said:

Hi, power amp, pre amp, cd player, hard drive player.  I am reading that isolation of hifi components is a good idea, and that perspex does not transmit vibrations too well.  I am having some difficulties finding a rack that can accommodate the devices I have and want to acquire, can be leveled, fits in the available space, and is not too expensive.  Hence the diy idea.

I'd not worry about vibrations with any of that lot personally but if you really wanted to provided some isolation/damping then I'd suggest Sorbothane hemispheres as 'feet' for the components themselves. Other opinions are available though :).

If you updated you profile with your equipment list then everyone could see what the components you're trying to find a home for are.

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22 minutes ago, MartinC said:

I'd not worry about vibrations with any of that lot personally but if you really wanted to provided some isolation/damping then I'd suggest Sorbothane hemispheres as 'feet' for the components themselves. Other opinions are available though :).

If you updated you profile with your equipment list then everyone could see what the components you're trying to find a home for are.

Thanks, I'll consider that.

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On 12/07/2020 at 17:19, paleo12 said:

Hi,

I'm thinking of making a hi-fi rack out of plywood or mdf, with the shelves made of thick perspex.  Would these be good materials to use?

Many thanks.

Take a look at this thread ...

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On 01/08/2020 at 11:32, t1no said:

Take a look at this thread ...

Thanks for that, I have been looking for a small rack for my Bluesound Node and DAC, this is the nearest size I want need, in the 40x40 version. 

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