So my server that I got from work has been sitting running on the bench in my garage. I had gotten a 42u server rack from work one time. I put it in my garage and found out that it was Waaaaaay to tall. I ended up getting rid of it. So now I am faced with a decision. Do I purchase one or make one...I though that making one would be more fun. Plus the price to buy one is way out of budget at the moment. So I set off to make my own server rack.
I didn't want to spend much money. Being so, I had to design on a budget. I thought maybe using 2x4's would work. Sure enough it worked just fine. I designed the entire project in Google Sketch-up. I could have used Blender 3D but I wanted to make sure I had the measurements right. I started with a basic idea of the maximum dimensions of the area that the server rack would occupy. It needed to be moveable and be very sturdy. The final dimensions of the server rack is 30" x 24" x 72". It stands tall, but not too tall.
I had a lot of fun designing this project. I got to add a program to my long list of things I have learned. The server project is not completely built yet. I will be waiting till this weekend to finish. Stay tuned for a possible video tour or assembly video in the future.
Below are the plans for my server rack. It is made entirely out of 2x4 studs. If you have any questions, please ask. Enjoy!