**Materials: **Benno Media Cabinet
**Description: **Anticipating the arrival of our adopted son, I had foolishly
decided that I wanted to get 2 desktop computers, a house automation server,
home theater pc, AV receiver, PS3, gigabit switch, VOIP phone, and the network
radio in our living room out of the open so that he wouldn't be able to mess
with them. Instead of having a large server rack in a cabinet in the corner of
our living room, I decided to come up with something that would match the
aesthetics of our Ikea furnished home.
I used discontinued Benno cabinets because they were the deepest ones and even
then I had to use short depth server cases. My friend welded some square
tubing together to form the frame and I attached some rack rails to the front
After rackmounting everything, I cut a large hole in the bottom of each
cabinet and under each rack and placed an AC duct filter to passively draw air
into the cabinet. I put insulation tape around and a strong magnetic latch on
each door so that it would be airtight and quiet. In the back of the ...