I need a good shelf to hold some network gear...

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  1. Decrepit macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    Sep 6, 2007
    Location:
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    #1
    Hi there,

    I'm interested to see if anybody has a recommendation for a shelving unit that could hold some things AND look nice while doing it.

    I have an OfficeJet 8500 Pro thanks to that ridiculous sale at Office Depot. (scanning/printing, across the network, to my Macs? lovin' it.)

    I'd also like to put an 8 port switch, a NAS device and maybe a charger or two on it.

    I would like to avoid the standard "just put it on a bookshelf" kind of thing.

    So if anybody has seen something that is designed to be sturdy and not boring/ugly, I'd appreciate the recommendations.


    Thanks!

    PS: I'm 500 miles from an Ikea, so keep that in mind. :p
     
  2. JTTech macrumors member

    JTTech

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    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #2
    I used to have all of that junk on a bookshelf and it was driving me crazy (just looks sloppy), so I picked up a wall-mount shelf and it looks much better.

    Try one of these:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=wall+shelf

    Just make sure to get one that is rated to hold your printer+router...just weigh them on the bathroom scale.
     
  3. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    #3
    get a sheet of this
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    a few of these
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    some of these (at different lengths)
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    make sure you have these available
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    AND BUILD IT YOURSELF! You always get just what you want when you build it! MDF is easy to paint too, shouldnt need a primer.
     

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