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    Is that picture a photo from an Ikea Catalogue?

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    If only our UTMs weren't so loud... they're the perfect depth! Could repurpose one as a server as well :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    (Argos, yes but so far no Ikea)
    isn't that like a factor of 10 worse than having ikea furniture in your house ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    Can the server version be fitted with casters ?
    Not advised as any sudden movements could result in tea spillage and this could subsequently contribute to system failures, but I belive that felt pads or rubber cups can be fitted to reduce noise and vibration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    isn't that like a factor of 10 worse than having ikea furniture in your house ?
    I dunno, which is the lesser of the two evils?

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    Interesting, but given the legs are only fibreboard and not solid wood, I'd be surprised if the screws didn't pull out eventually if you used anything heavier than a switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Interesting, but given the legs are only fibreboard and not solid wood, I'd be surprised if the screws didn't pull out eventually if you used anything heavier than a switch.
    Those Lack tables, at 7.50 each or whatever they, are pretty much just cardboard. The design of table is a Parsons Table:

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsons_table]Parsons table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    If you fancy making a more solid version yourself, scaleable to fit any dimension of rack you like:

    How to Build a Parsons Table: Simple DIY Woodworking Project - Popular Mechanics

    I don't know about anyone else, but I don't have quite enough space for a portable table saw in my 1-bedroom flat, so I'd be tempted to cheat slightly and buy strips of cut pine for the legs and get some MDF cut to size at the shop for the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I have one of those tables in the garage! It's so going into the EG office on Monday morning! I could
    put a switch and 'other' device in there with the all-in-one printer on top of it
    next year at bett server room in an ikea table!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    next year at bett server room in an ikea table!!!!!
    Or be really geeky and build the whole stand from them. Smart may get touchy tho - no touch table it is has to be ikea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    Or be really geeky and build the whole stand from them. Smart may get touchy tho - no touch table it is has to be ikea.
    cut a 19" rectangle in the top, mount a touch screen monitor underneath and find a program that will do similar things to the smart table, save yourself alot of money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    cut a 19" rectangle in the top, mount a touch screen monitor underneath and find a program that will do similar things to the smart table, save yourself alot of money!!!
    LOL great idea.

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    22" touchscreen 220
    cheap computer 250
    software 50
    How much are the tables? not much more then 60/70

    under 600!!!

    at that price you are saving nearly 4.5/5K?

    then sell it for a grand thats lots of profit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    22" touchscreen 220
    cheap computer 250
    software 50
    How much are the tables? not much more then 60/70

    under 600!!!

    at that price you are saving nearly 4.5/5K?

    then sell it for a grand thats lots of profit!!
    "Profit" in the supply of IT, dunno where you got that idea from

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    "Profit" in the supply of IT, dunno where you got that idea from
    Your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLibrarian View Post
    Your car?
    excuse me , i rely on shankys pony since my bike got stolen

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