March 23, 2013 1 Comment
The Lack Rack
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
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
21 5/8 inch.
The 21-5/8” racks are the exact dimensions of server equipment.
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
21-58” IKEA LAC table = 9.99 x 5
16 metal pegs = free from IKEA parts department
Total = $49.95
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