For our units, we used 1/2" MDF and the shelves articulate on drawer slides from Rockler. The rear panel has large gaps that allow for cables to be passed through, and for cables or power supplies to be velcroed or ziptied, in an effort to keep things tidy.
Fabrication of most components was handled on our ShopBot PRSAlpha 96/48, but a jigsaw and some careful thought on clamping and straight edge guides would allow you to build this without any CNC equipment.
The choice of MDF wasn't the best, as the drawer slides need to be screwed into the "end grain" of the MDF shelving, which invariably causes them to split. In this revision I hope to fix that problem using brackets and a slight alteration in the spacing of the shelfs. You could also solve this by using better quality wood products: pre-drilling the end grain on plywood would suffer far less from splitting than MDF which is essentially wood foam.
When looking at the drawings, realize that I removed all fillets from the internal corners to emphasize the correct dimensions. If you are planning on cutting this using CNC equipment, you'll need to add at least the diameter of your cutting tool as a fillet for any of the internal radii.
The files below should have all the drawings you need to tackle this yourself in a variety of ways:
- STEP file contains the full Fusion360 CAD model for you play with
- CRV file contains the full layout of all parts in Vectric V-Carve format. Add tabs and toolpaths and ShopBot away!
- SVG files of the leg and back support parts. These are the only two that aren't trivial to cut on a table saw so they're available in SVG format to import into any of your favorite 2D CAD/CAM packages.
- PDF drawings of every piece so you can redraw in CAD or mark out on wood and cut manually.