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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_LDT View Post
    Here is my rack made from Lack tables:

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    Back when I made this (around 2014) the legs were hollow except for a solid block near the screw end. The tables are hollow except for each corner there is a solid block of chipboard/mdf. I intially just had them sitting atop each other with blu-tac but decided to go all out and use spikes which have adjustments. I'm now able to level each tier independantly. To add strength I ordered some solid hardwood blocks, cut to fit inside the hollow legs. These were a slight tight fit (could have done with being .5mil smaller!) but I also squirted tons of gorilla pva glue inside. I also drilled countersunk holes for the spike shoes to sit inside each corner.

    I've a lot of weight on it (amps are 13kg each, turntable must be at least 15kg with the added plinth). No problems so far and it's been standing fine ever since I built it. Not sure how the weight is distributed but I would guess at the 4 corners mainly, hence why I made sure the legs are now solid wood (albeit with a cheap paper/board exterior finish ).

    If you haven't access to a circular saw, try a mitre saw as that is what I used to saw in a straight line.
    Simon

    Looking to replicate this for my own system, but how did you position the spikes and shoes accurately?

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    I did each level individually, marked the exact centre point on the underside of the legs, drilled the hole and screwed the spikes on. Then just placed the shoes loosely on the shelf below, sat the spikes in place and then moved it by hand until I was happy both tiers are in line. I then just used a pencil to draw around each shoe and used a Forstner drill bit to make a pit for the shoe so it can't move. I had to buy a drill bit specifically for this task to get the right diameter.

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    Gotcha...I figured that that might have been the case.

    I was thinking of making a template from the first shoes installed and using that for the remainder, but a one-by-one alignment would work just as well.

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    Im not convinced the Lack tables are good for hifi as the top
    is hollow construction with folded cardboard between the top and bottom
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    Default anyone using ikea lack tables for hifi

    I use two coffee tables ( yet to be reduced in height ) for my gear, here’s a photo showing the lower table taking 60kg+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Im not convinced the Lack tables are good for hifi as the top
    is hollow construction with folded cardboard between the top and bottom
    Indeed, that sounds like a flimsy foundation..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Im not convinced the Lack tables are good for hifi as the top
    is hollow construction with folded cardboard between the top and bottom
    That's precisely why they work: low mass, non-resonant. I think they work best with turntables and vibration sensitive equipment such as valve preamps. When I have used them I ditched the legs and made an open lattice wooden frame to support the Lack "tops".

    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    That's precisely why they work: low mass, non-resonant. I think they work best with turntables and vibration sensitive equipment such as valve preamps. When I have used them I ditched the legs and made an open lattice wooden frame to support the Lack "tops".

    Geoff
    Mmmm , not convinced myself
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Mmmm , not convinced myself
    They're very cheap, buy one and try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    They're very cheap, buy one and try it
    I had one and it fell to pieces thats how I know they are hollow and have folded cardboard inside
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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