One thing I am very proud of and love doing is playing in my lab, so come my last holiday time, I decided to change up my home office and lab setup as it annoyed me to no end. It work but I was always looking for ways to make it better.
(At the end of the blog I will have listed that equipment used)
The 3 photos are of what my office use to look like.
The space I called my office was really our family TV room and my office was stuck in the back, not ideal .
So after many discussions with my wife, I got my own space , I was able to change the spare bedroom into my office.
At first I just relocated everything into the spare room, excluding the communication rack as I did not have the energy to redo all the cabling. This setup lasted a few months before I got the #$% with it, the desk was to small, I had no work bench, and I needed to have, cabling and testing anything was becoming painful.
So after looking around and trying to come up with ideas, I decide to trial something different for the home office by using modular shelving rack system from a big brand hardware store. If it didn’t work out the shelves could be used in the my shed (no loss)
First I decided to get my office desk sorted, only adjustment was I had to raise the second shelf higher as I kept hitting my head on it when I stood up, bloody hurt hey. I was extremely please with the end result. Plenty of space for 3x 28inch monitors, multiple keyboards and other bits and bob and it is easy to keep tidy
So now that I was happy with my office desk, next was to build my lab test area , I also had to move the communication cabinet into my office as it need to go from the garage. I decided to use the same modular rack system but this time higher and longer, and it turned out brilliant.
The End product .
The hardest part of all this was the cable it just became a birds nest of cables and a nightmare in the roof.
All the AP’s were mounted on a 1500mm W x 500mm D x 9mm H MDF with the AP mounts drilled in with 1/4 screws
The equipment: Per shelf 2x 1500mm W 50mm D Braces 4x 500mm brace support shelf, 1500mm W x 500mm D x 9mm H MDF, and 2x 2135mm H x 530mm D legs