Shelf for a 19" switch

Or, where to put that bloody thing to be both accessible with ease and at the same time sufficiently out of reach. Without having to buy a wall-mounted rack.


Nice hack. No chance of finding a half rack on craigslist? You could put your switch, server, etc, in it though wall mounting would be out.

The cables were already in place, so the location it had to be. The floor space was taken, the table space in that area is used for machining equipment. And I’d have to be shopping and spending money and effort and it was faster to drill and tap the holes. :smiley:

I hate logistics. A hour of logistics is worth two hours in the shop.


Needs to have little flame throwers coming out of the shelf supports – when data transfer gets up to a certain level - FOOOOM!


Good deal! An elegant solution!

I’ve never tried this, but

First occurrence on eth0:2010 Winterlan, the LackRack is the ultimate, low-cost, high shininess solution for your modular datacenter-in-the-living-room. Featuring the LACK (side table) from Ikea, the LackRack is an easy-to-implement, exact-fit datacenter building block. It’s a little known fact that we have seen Google engineers tinker with Lack tables since way back in 2009.



I was picturing some sort of 19" knife-switch.


Ohhh! Thanks!
Link to LackRack is added to a new “See also” section.

I am thinking about a pair of VU-meters to monitor the uplink/downlink usage. But your approach is quite better. I approve.

…could be done with model servos as valve actuators, electrical igniters, and a can of lighter butane or perhaps just a generic spray can…


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