As in, 'Do-It-For-Us'
We finally paid someone to help us make a new audio rack for the basement. This design was not my first, or even fiftieth choice...but it is much nicer than most of the options presented (called a 'flexi-rack'). Apparently, incredibly ugly stereo racks have a function...they control vibrations and help make the sound pure* (I am totally making this up because I only half listened when it was explained). Decent looking audio racks are RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE...as in over $5,000. The problem, I think, - now, this is my own biased opinion...is that stereo geeks think audio racks ARE nice...you know? "Nothing to improve upon here!" "Why mess with a good thing?!!"
Anyways, definitely an upgrade...and definitely nicer than I thought when my husband first described it to me!
We had Kerry, from First Time Fancy's dad, cut out the MDF shelves, drill three holes in each, and paint the shelves glossy black. We sourced the metal rods, washers, nuts, end caps, feet and rubber washers ourselves, and we assembled it with my three-year-old's help. (My son styled it up too!)
Cost breakdown, approximately $540
$240 for mdf and labor
$100 for painting (labor)
$200 for parts
Here is a before shot...I will show you the after when he has put everything in place!
*This is important to you if you are an audio nerd ...and my husband is the king of audio nerds.
ps. I should link to my husband's inevitable post on some audio forum or another...or even better...get him to guest post when he has his system set up! Maybe we can call learn a thing or two!!!
pss...remember this sketch? This almost started an all-out-war (not really, but it was sparky!)