Last month we showed you how an IKEA Lack coffee table makes a great DIY network rack. One Dutch DIYer loved the idea, but not the squat size. Follow this upgrade guide to improve your LackRack.
Matthew loved the idea of the LackRack but he wasn’t sold on a few things. It was too short — he didn’t want the network gear sitting on the ground or close to it — it didn’t have a bottom, and in the original design the only support for the racks was the screws drilled into the legs.
His version improved upon the original by adding legs, screwing a Lack shelf onto the bottom of the Lack table legs to create a bottom, and placing very small L-brackets at standard rack spacing along the inside of the front and back legs to provide additional support for the devices. His instructions are in Dutch but the parts list and the photos make it a pretty easy read regardless of language.
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