Two weeks ago, I’ve bought myself a second hand Draytek Vigor 2950, which had 19″ brackets.. which forced me to get a 19″ rack (I needed an excuse). Real racks were a bit to big for my taste so I wanted a custom rack. The cheap solution would be a Lack Rack A 19″ rack made from a 5 euro Ikea table.
I’ve bought two Ikea tables and a piece of wood from the local construction store (which was the most expensive part) and got to work. As I sometimes have good ideas in my head, but being not that handy, I’ve asked my friend Martijn to help. He’s better with tools than me, so he helped me a lot.
Then I’ve screwed in the legs in the bottom. The top was glued as it isn’t possible to screw them in on both the top and bottom.
My Lack Rack hanging in the cellar. Still a mess but my Draytek Vigor 2950 is already installed.
As the legs are hollow and filled with cardboard, just like the top, don’t use a lack rack with heavy equipment, or find something to the strengthen the legs.
Finally my cable management and patch panel from Ebay arrived. The patch panel looked really great for the price of 15 euro but the internals where wired by drunk, color blind monkeys so I’ve used a multimeter to find the correct wiring.