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sliding panel to mount equipment *PIC*

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by KingPenguin, 26 Oct 2020.

  1. KingPenguin

    KingPenguin

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    Hi,

    Ive got bits and bats of IT equipment which I've mounted on a wall (which is pretty high - see pic).

    Was thinking that it would be better if they mounted on a wooden board instead (plywood?). Was ideally hoping to come up with a sliding system so that I could pull the board out whenever I wanted.

    Does that make sense? any ideas on how I could get a sliding system working? What could I use for the sliders? The board will be about 100cm by 50 cm (where the 100 cm will be the horizontal side on the slider)

    By the way, the reason I want it sliding is that I cant get my hand to the end easily. The section you see in the pic is overhanging a stairway in the attic (there's some shelving where the big PC's sit and then the smaller stuff on the wall)

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  3. Tigercubrider

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    Easiest way would be rackmount style.
    You could buy rackmount sliding shelves like
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Penn-Elcom...06MZMGY/ref=psdc_407794031_t2_B01MEHBF9V?th=1
    These are designed to fit into punched metal extrusions so you'd also nod them

    However I have made simple pull out shelves using ply with a bit of timber on each side.
    Then added drawer sliders
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X2MS...jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

    And build a cupboard to support the sides.
    The advantage of the drawer slides is that you can make the unit width fit your gear of the space you have.

    I just picked heavy duty stuff quickly so you could make it cheaper by searching
     
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  4. KingPenguin

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    the drawer slider idea looks like a winner, thanks (y)
     
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