Purchase Rack Plans

I have a number of popular downloadable rack plan downloads available for sale. The desks work great for home studios, as well as for project workbenches. If you’re planning to purchase more than one set of plans, you can save money by buying a bundle — scroll down to the bottom of the page for bundled sets. Also, be sure to read All About Racks and Rack Rails for some important information.

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Workstations

Studio Workstation #1 (Item #STU-009)

STU-009 Features: 17U, 38+ CDs, 1 bookshelf, 25″ desk height.
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Space for 4 rack units on the left, placed at a comfortable viewing angle, plus a bookshelf below. Space for 6 rack units on the right at an angle, plus space for dozens of CDs and 3 additional rack units (or a CPU) below. Space for two keyboards, studio monitors (speakers), 4 additional rack units above to the right, plus a monitor right at eye level. Requires two 84 3/4-inch plywood sheets (or the metric equivalents at 24401220, 19mm).

The plans PDF file includes eight pages of detailed drawings, with measurements, parts lists, enlargements and construction notes. Two pages show the layout templates for plywood sheets and will provide a milling shop with everything they need to cut the pieces. One page for each major component shows 3D rendering plus front and side views with measurements. Another page shows a 3D rendering of the completed piece with parts indicated, and the last page shows the completed piece with front, top and side views and measurements in inches or millimeters, depending upon the version you download. File size: 499KB.

You’ll need: 2 sheets plywood (8′ x 4′ or 244cm x 122cm), 2 6U rails, 4 4U rails, 2 3U rails, 8 levelling feet. (Parts not included.)

Studio Workstation #2 (Item #STU-016)

Features: 17U, 38+ CDs, 1 bookshelf, 25″ desk height. English units (inches).
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Similar to Studio Workstation #1 but without the U shape and without room for speakers. Has deeper base units that extend back to the wall. Requires two 84 3/4-inch plywood sheets (or the metric equivalents at 24401220, 19mm).

The plans PDF file includes seven pages of detailed drawings, with measurements, parts lists, enlargements and construction notes. Two pages show the layout templates for plywood sheets and will provide a milling shop with everything they need to cut the pieces. One page for each major component shows 3D rendering plus front and side views with measurements. Another page shows a 3D rendering of the completed piece with parts indicated, and the last page shows the completed piece with front, top and side views and measurements in inches. File: 428KB PDF.

You’ll need: 2 sheets plywood (8′ x 4′ or 244cm x 122cm), 2 6U rails, 4 4U rails, 2 3U rails, 8 levelling feet. (Parts not included.)

Studio Workstation #5 (Item #STU-028)

Features: 16U, 25″ desk height, online tutorial. English units (inches).

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One keyboard bridges the gap between the two base units. The top rack (shelf) is placed over the bottom keyboard, and a second keyboard and monitors go on top. Compact, lots of rack storage, easy access to back of racks, only a single sheet of plywood with a minimal number of cuts. Easy to build. The online tutorial follows this specific pattern. Requires one 84 3/4-inch plywood sheet (or the metric equivalent at 24401220, 19mm).

The plans PDF file includes five pages of detailed drawings, with measurements, parts lists, enlargements and construction notes. One page shows the layout template for plywood sheet and will provide a milling shop with everything they need to cut the pieces. One page for each major component shows 3D rendering plus front and side views with measurements. Another page shows a 3D rendering of the completed piece with parts indicated, and the last page shows the completed piece with front, top and side views and measurements in inches. File: 271KB PDF.

You’ll need: 1 sheet plywood (8′ x 4′ or 244cm x 122cm), 4 8U rails, 8 levelling feet. (Parts not included.)


Floor Unit, Base Unit, Table Unit & Bridge Sets

Floor Unit, Base Unit, Table Unit & Bridge Sets

Floor Unit #1 & Table Unit #1 (Item #STU-032)

Features: 20U Total: 6+8U Split-front Floor Unit, 6U Angled Table-top Unit, both from only 1/2 sheet of plywood (inches and centimeters).
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Two racks and 20U, each with a convenient viewing angle, all from only 1/2 sheet of plywood. Sturdy construction and mounted gear give these units strength and great looks. The top of the floor unit may be mounted with hinges for easy access (illustrated) or it may serve as a base unit for a desk or table for a comfortable table height of 28″ (71cm).

The plans PDF file includes four pages of detailed drawings, with complete measurements and construction notes. Drawings include assembled view, detailed front and side views, and a measured plywood cutting diagram suitable for either professional or at-home milling. File: 143KB PDF.

You’ll need: 1 half-sheet plywood (4′ x 4′ or 122cm x 122cm), 2 8U rails, 4 6U rails, 4 levelling feet, 4 rubber feet, optionally 2 hinges. (Parts not included.)

Mixing Console, Base Unit & LCD Bridge (Item #STU-033)

Features: 12+12U Mixing Console, 14U Base Unit, 2-display LCD Bridge. English and metric units.

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Two racks and one bridge (38U total) from a single sheet of plywood. The mixing console is a 12+12U configuration, with the top 12U at an angle for comfortable mixing. The 14U base unit is ideal for supporting a table top, or the 2-display LCD bridge (also included.)

The plans PDF file includes four pages of detailed drawings, with complete measurements and construction notes. Drawings include assembled view, detailed front, side, and top or bottom views, and a measured plywood cutting diagram suitable for either professional or at-home milling. File: 610KB PDF.

You’ll need: 1 sheet plywood (8′ x 4′ or 244cm x 122cm), 2 14U rails, 4 12U rails, 8 levelling feet, optionally 4 felt pads. (Parts not included.)

Raising Base Units (Item #STU-034)

Features: Toe-kick, baseboard, and lazy susan (revolving) methods.
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Typically about 24- to 27-inches high, base units are a great and functional way to support table tops for workstations. Though a low profile often provides a very comfortable key height, some prefer to raise the base units (and thus the desktop) to a more common desktop height. These plans describe three different strategies for raising base units, including toe-kick, baseboard, and revolving (lazy susan), with measured drawings for a common base unit footprint size. Please note that the plans for the base unit depicted (F27-14) are not included in this set.

The plans PDF file contains four pages of detailed drawings, with complete measurements (for a common base unit footprint size) and construction notes. Drawings include assembled view, detailed front, side, and bottom views, and a part list for each type. File: 468KB PDF.

You’ll need: Depending upon the strategy you use, you’ll need some plywood, baswboard moudling, lazy susan hardware, and some short pieces of pine or other lumber. (Parts not included.)


Save More with Bundles!

3 Workstations Bundle with Raising Base Units (Item #BUN-001)

Features: Four complete sets of workstation plans for three different workstations: Studio Workstation #1 (Items STU-009 and STU-009), Studio Workstation #2 (Item STU-016), and Studio Workstation #5 (Item STU-028). File: 1.65MB ZIP.

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1+1+1 Bundle with Raising Base Units (Item #BUN-002)

Features: Three complete sets of plans for one workstation, one floor unit and one table-top unit: Studio Workstation #1 (Items STU-009 and STU-009M), Floor Unit #1 & Table Unit #1 (Item STU-032). File: 1.11MB ZIP.
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3+1+1 Bundle with Raising Base Units (Item #BUN-003)

Features: Five complete sets of plans for three workstations, one floor unit and one table-top unit: Studio Workstation #1 (Items STU-009 and STU-009), Studio Workstation #2 (Item STU-016), and Studio Workstation #5 (Item STU-028), and Floor Unit #1 & Table Unit #1 (Item STU-032). File: 1.78MB ZIP.

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1+3+2 Bundle with Raising Base Units (Item #BUN-004)

Features: Six complete sets of plans for one workstation, three floor units, and two table-top pieces, plus the Raising Base Units plans: Studio Workstation #1 (Items STU-009 and STU-009M); Floor Unit #1 & Table Unit #1 (Item STU-032); Mixing Console, Base Unit & LCD Bridge (Item STU-033); Raising Base Units (Item STU-034). File: 2.21MB ZIP.
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3+3+2 Bundle with Raising Base Units (Item #BUN-005)

Features: Eight complete sets of plans for three workstations, three floor units, and two table-top pieces, plus the Raising Base Units plans: Studio Workstation #1 (Items STU-009 and STU-009M); Studio Workstation #2 (Item STU-016); Studio Workstation #5 (Item STU-028); Floor Unit #1 & Table Unit #1 (Item STU-032); Mixing Console, Base Unit & LCD Bridge (Item STU-033); Raising Base Units (Item STU-034). File: 2.90MB ZIP.

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  1. Fausto’s avatar

    Congratulations on your impressive job, my friend. I am willing to buy some of these plans but was wondering if the rack’s structure involves the use of studs like 2×4’s to make them sturdy and stable.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. admin’s avatar

      Sorry for the delayed response here. No, only plywood. Some of the simpler designs leverage the rack units themselves for added stability, but most have plywood slats across the back.

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    2. James’s avatar

      Why can i not download the workstations anymore from the UK ?

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      1. admin’s avatar

        I’m sorry — I had to disable it from Europe because of the VAT. If you contact me directly I can help set you up, though.

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      2. Javier’s avatar

        Hi! Do you have plans for a studio desk design like the argosy g series? Im not saying it has to be the same, i mean because i have the artist series mix and that stuff, if you got some one like that desk im very interested in buying the plans, put the price!

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        1. admin’s avatar

          Hello Javier — I have only the ones that I have listed on my site. I’ll add this to the wish-list, though!

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        2. Scott’s avatar

          Hi, I am trying to purchase the max bundle of plans for desks and racks and chose Twitter to tweet the message to get 20% off, I have tweeted the message but have no option to pay etc. What am I missing? Can someone email a link to purchase the max bundle at $18.36 and please use the email used to post this message for twitter post validation if needed.

          Thanks~

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        3. Scott’s avatar

          hi, can you please check your FB messages for rack creations etc. I am trying to purchase plans and not finding any method to allow me to purchase at the discounted rate etc. I also left my email details in the Facebook Message.
          Thanks!

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        4. SHINE’s avatar

          Hey is it possible for me to pay you to create a plan for my Digidesign Control 24 ??

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