Published on February 7th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Hack Rack

Materials: Lack Side Table

Description: A simple HiFi Rack was needed.
Given was my Amplifier and an old TV stand from B&O that I purchased on a online auction.

Cables should dissapear in the back and it should look … nice.

I bought myself an Ikea Lack Side Table and just used the board without any legs. I drilled a hole into it, 57mm of diameter. The inside was then covered with some foam rubber and the hole covered with a bass reflex tube I had as a spare part …

The complete board was then sticked and screwed onto the metal foot. That’s it.

~ Pete, Switzerland

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Hack Rack

  1. eric says:

    simple but with original design and style
    looks like an expensive item but low-cost!

    eric (hong kong)

  2. Pete says:

    show – once you have it!
    i am looking forward to seeing it :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly what I needed to recycle my B&O stand (my Beovision passed by last winter, sigh!) as it also has a useful shelf: I’ll try this for my new led tv :-)
    Lucia (Italy)

  4. Pete says:

    very correct! :-)

  5. Anonymous says:

    The foot is for B&O MX-series tube TV’s ;-)

  6. Pete says:

    1. it had to be black, exactly as the lack is. and I did not want to paint or cover with foil.
    2. it had to be as stable as the lack is. and it had to be as thick as the lack is. and it had to be as cheap as the lack is. + it had to be reproducable. (going to enhance to rack in the future)

    can you beat that?

    anything “could” be done with ordinary wood … :-)

  7. WF says:

    Looks good but I can’t see the niche of the Lack in this project. Why not to use an ordinary wood board?

  8. pete says:

    i got the foot cheap on an online auction.
    its for a tube television … and who
    still needs a foot for a tube television ;-)

  9. eldino says:

    amazing! but a metal foot like that doesn’t look easy to find (and for cheap) in the shops :-/

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