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For those of you with rack-mountable hardware (servers, network hardware, and even pro audio gear) who are still looking for a cheap, stylish, modular solution to mount it all, look no further; the Dutch have found the solution, and the solution is Swedish.

It turns out that the LACK side table from IKEA is perfectly sized to hold up to 8U worth of 19-inch rack-mount equipment, which is astounding when you consider that it comes in twelve colors and costs $10 (USD).  If you go on Amazon, Monoprice, or CDW, you’re going to pay a minimum of $50, and the color choices are black, black, or black.  The grey-turquoise LACK even looks like it would go well with the weird blue-green-grey plastic that Cisco uses for their bezels.

While the LACK is the cheapest option, it turns out that someone at IKEA really cares about people who use rack-mount equipment, since there are lots of other options for furniture with an internal spacing of 19 inches.

More information about the LACKRACK (including an IKEA-style manual for assembly) can be found at <http://lackrack.org>.

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