Lack Rack

The Lack Rack

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This is a proof of concept server rack consisting entirely of IKEA coffee tables. 5 Racks in total make for 45 U. The best part is that each coffee table only costs $9 USD

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Which to Buy

If you decide to make your own, pay attention to which size lack rack you get. IKEA strangely offers 2 slightly different sizes

22 inch

and

21 5/8 inch.

The 21-5/8” racks are the exact dimensions of server equipment.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270/

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To keep the tables from sliding off of each other, 3/16 inch holes were drilled in the bottom of each leg and 4 holes were drilled in the top corners. Metal pegs (courtesy of the IKEA) keep everything in alignment

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Cost

21-58” IKEA LAC table = 9.99 x 5

16 metal pegs = free from IKEA parts department

Total = $49.95

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Final Notes:

This obviously isn’t as sturdy as a real rack. 3 tables is probably the maximum anyone would trust with real equipment. (Assuming the servers aren’t heavy).

Checkout the IKEA Lack coffee table for full length servers

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00095036/

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About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

One Response to Lack Rack

  1. nathan says:

    This is great. Thanks for the info, totally bookmarked for later. I noticed the Black is under $8 right now. With shipping, 4 comes to like $50, which is much less than $500 for a metal rack lol

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