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Author Topic: any suggestions for a new shack?  (Read 3319 times)
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« on: April 23, 2011, 04:38:42 AM »

I am making new furniture and storage for my shack, and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions as to what to include, or what not to do...
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 05:48:20 AM »

Biggest complaint I have right now with my shack.  All the equipment is up against the wall.  If I ever get a chance to design a complete room, everything is going to be rack mounted and I am going to have access to the back of it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 08:43:35 PM »

This very question was asked in a previous thread in this forum started just a week ago:

   "Building shack any suggestions"

   http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,74559.0.html

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 04:00:38 PM »

This very question was asked in a previous thread in this forum started just a week ago:

   "Building shack any suggestions"

   http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,74559.0.html

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That's great. We should get twice the amount of suggestions... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 05:01:02 AM »

I would Rack Mount as much as I could and have it out away from the wall so that I could get to the back of everything.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 05:53:42 AM »

I am making new furniture and storage for my shack, and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions as to what to include, or what not to do...

I go along with leaving space behind the equipment so you can get to the connectors etc.

You'll need someplace to put the radio equipment and somewhere for a computer. If you use a laptop maybe you can fit everything onto one table. Otherwise you may need two tables or desks. I have three in a "U" configuration. One table for radio gear, one desk for computer, and one to hold other stuff (shack doubles as a home office).

Do you need a separate work-bench for projects, etc? Or can you get by with just a folding table when needed?

If you have the space, and you have big radios, an extra-wide table for the radio gear can be handy. i.e. something like 36 inches instead of the standard 30 or 24 inch widths.

Storage cabinets. Figure out how much shelf space you need now, and triple it. Within a few years you'll fill it up with stuff.

Don't forget a table or cart for a coffee-maker, and someplace to put a refrigerator.

And maybe a lock on the door.

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 10:16:14 AM »

Wow, didn't even realize I posted a reply twice to this question.  Same answer each time too. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 01:30:54 PM »

I would suggest instead of making a bench that you buy a used office desk, one with one file drawer and three or four other drawers.  The file drawer for your manuals and operating papers and paperwork, and the other drawers for tools and smaller pieces of test equipment.  That way, when you're seated, you have just about everything you would need at your fingertips.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »

My bench suggestion here: http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,74559.0.html

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