Steve’s Audio/Video Equipment Rack
By Steve Lyde from Altus, OK
Added on January 29, 2015
I bought some new A/V equipment and felt it needed a new home. I have had a real interest in the Greene & Greene styling ever since first being exposed to their work here on The Wood Whisperer.
This rack is made from solid cherry with ebony accents. Even the drawer bottoms are solid cherry, a real first for me. The vertical posts are extruded aluminum from 8020 inc along with the “L” brackets that hold each shelf. The finish is all water based including the stain.
I was amazed and blown away by the beauty of the Blanket Chest that Marc had built in the Guild and I knew I had to build something with those styling features, but I really didn’t need a blanket chest. The base, the top, shelves and the drawer pulls are all built with the same looks and techniques that Marc used in the blanket chest build. The drawers were built using the techniques in Darrell Peart’s books on G&G furniture. The drawers will be storage for DVD’s and remotes so they are on full extension soft close guides.
The rack is 43.75″ long by 35.5″ tall and 19.5″ deep. It can hold a total of 6 components and my home made turntable will sit on top but I’m letting the finish cure a little longer before I sit that heavy beast on top.
My vacuum tube amplifiers sit on the floor near each speaker, so I still have to build stands for them that will match the base of this rack.
This was a very fun and rewarding project for me and I look forward to building more G&G pieces. Marc, thanks for the inspiration.