I need a cabinet for the networking equipment - patch panel, cable modem, router, switch, WAP, NAS/small server, and a couple of single board bits of experimentation. It will probably grow. Space available is roughly 600 x 600 and can go as high as the ceiling. Imagine the space of a single door fridge. Which is convenient, given that is what is in the space at the moment. I can't justify the price for a proper network cabinet (and in any event, I only have one thing that is even rack mountable) so am planning on building one.
I've been playing around with a couple of variants involving some kind of false back to hide away the cables, but I'm now actually wondering whether that is more trouble than it is worth.
Anyone keen to share any pics of your DIY network cabinets? Any other tips and hints (or "don't do what I dids...") gratefully welcomed.
Other info: I'm intending on using some very nice 25mm ply currently sitting in the garage for this project. The wall the cabinet will back on to is also the wall where all the cables will be routed, so that part of things is easy at least.