“IT’S A RACKIT”
Sonic Art’s new in-house manufactured equipment shelving system “it’s a rackit”…a play on words and our feelings towards some of the rather “expensive” shelving systems on the market!
I wanted to build a rack that offered a modular, fully customizable, and well damped solution to supporting our often delicate and always loved hifi equipment! I also wanted it to be affordable yet without major compromises to the construction and performance.
“IT’S A RACKIT” is a modular shelving system, it can be built into any number of shelves, and can be customized to suit you needs exactly, from the shelf number & size, to the length of the legs, we make it to suit you. The standard rack design is built with either 19.5mm or 24mm shelves supported by solid 33mm Aluminium legs, the legs are isolated from the shelves with Delrin decouplers. The standard leg length gives you 180mm gap between shelves. We can make these longer or shorter depending on your requirements. The legs are joined by threaded rods and are very easy to assemble.
We build all our racks in two wood types, first is the best Baltic Birch plywood with options of a veneered face on the 19.5mm panels in various wood grains. We also have access to a very high quality bamboo panel, both 18mm and 25mm are available, carbonised or natural finish.
We use a premium Danish oil on the Baltic Birch, essentially furniture oil and poly resins combined to provide a semi gloss to gloss finish that is durable and easy for the owner to repair & recoat if ever required. We use premium furniture oil for the bamboo. We cut and shape the shelves then sand every one by hand, working down to a fine grade of paper to achieve a smooth finish. The beauty of oiled wood is it displays the natural grain and colour, it is hard wearing and most importantly, very easy to repair should you scratch or mark your shelves! Oiled wood especially, can be repaired by the end user easily, simple to re-oil in years to come to bring the finish back to new.
The racks are not made on a production line, they are hand made, hand finished, and every one will be unique. We sand and brush finish the alloy legs, they have tiny pores and sometimes little marks in the surface, this is all part of the hand made unique product. We could machine every leg surface to perfection but then labour costs rocket upwards or we have to employ automated machining (which is still expensive post covid!) resulting in standardised sizes and less choice for you.
Feet: Racks will come with either steel spikes for carpeted floors, or Delrin disc feet, both of which screw into the base legs allowing you to level the rack on any surface.