DIY half-height 19" rack

Updated: September 10th, 2011 Published: March 10th, 2003
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This was my attempt to solve the problem of having as much hardware as possible in as little space as possible. Since the advent of low-cost VPS providers such as DigitalOcean, the rack has not been full anymore, but still houses some hardware needed at home.

Currently, it's the home of my DSL router, one 8-port switch, one testing environment, one printer and my good old Commodore 64C. The rack is still a real space saver.

"But why?", you might ask. Well, for starters, I like building things. Secondly, 19" racks are really expensive. The total cost of this project is about 40 € (which is about 100 € less than the cheapest 19" racks I could find). It's polished now, so it looks much nicer than in these photos.



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