19" rack for broke people
  • I just stumbled across this: http://wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/Lackrack
    As I start to have more and more 19” racks, I was thinking about building my own case for my home studio, but I was concerned about the solidity.
    This seems like a good solution although I am doubting a bit that with deep units, the 4 screws will be enough…

    Did anyone try this already?

  • I guess i can’t be that broke……. i just wanted to saw a hole in a Lack for Fair decoration – ended up using a knife because thats easier ;-)

  • Well that’s my concern. I have had bad experiences in the past with IKEA’s wood chipboard.
    But I kind of like the fact that these tables have the perfect size for 19” racks…
    I might try it

  • Try with some classic gear, may i suggest an E-MU 4 Series Sampler ? ;-)

  • @Paulus: this is another IKEA alternative
    This will need a bit more work tho…

  • Jeez, I do not need more gear, I am already broke!
    Well maybe I do…
    Ok I do…

  • I would not recommend is. It is too low above the carpet/floor, so you will end up dusting your gear ;-). Use an IKEA Rast with Adam Hall 19” 6 HU rails and put it on a table…

  • @elektrosamplist @nightworxx

    I like the Rast version. It seems stronger and using 19” rails seems like a better solution rather that having to screw into those cheap Lack legs.
    Thanks a lot, I will dig into that !

  • Where to find this 19” rails in Europe ?

  • Thomann, costs only a few bucks…6 HU premade is perfect.
    Used this lately for my modular rig.

  • I have two Rasts housing my modular and some a patchbay and power strip. They work nicely.

  • I’ve got an old 19” desktop rack for free if anyone is in the UK and midlands area?

  • @nightworks can you post the reference link for the 6 HU premade from Thomman ?

  • http://www.thomann.de/de/adam_hall_61535b6.htm – this was perfect for my Baugruppenträger.

  • I made two dual rast racks. (http://tommy.special-edition.se/downloads/dual-rast.jpg)
    They are sturdy enough for what I use them for, and side by side they fit neatly underneath a Stolmen system. ;)

  • It is quite an old thread, however, the cheapest rails I have found were on ebay:

    and they do well in the LackRack :)
    my LackRack

  • To my dismay, the Rast nightstand has been discontinued in Belgium and the Netherlands. It still seems to be available in the US so maybe there’s an opportunity for setting up a smuggling route… Does anybody know if it’s still available in any European countries?

  • Yup, just order it in the german IKEA online store.

  • It still seems to be available in the UK.


  • Is it available everywhere in the UK? I looked online but it doesn’t seem available any more.

  • I’m looking to make a cheap case too. Not sure about the box yet, but this place sells cheap rack strips – £6 for 2 metres. Not sure about postage, but I live around the corner as it happens! I’m also not entirely sure about how to fix them to the case, but there must be a way…


  • @geecen well, the prefrab 19’ rack has holes in it already, and the eurorack looking stuff may or may not be compatible. M3 screws are AFAIK the preferred standard for eurorack, whereas they sell M6 inserts / screws. I’m not entirely sure how big the difference is, but you may get in trouble with hole size if you use it for eurorack. It does look like it has a groove for drilling holes into it though :)

  • sorta off topic but i have a 12 space rack id love to mount on a table like the lack that.
    s capable of supporting the weight… any suggestions?

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