The Lack rack hack

This LackRack hack is from the eth0 community in the Netherlands. They have an interesting hack to house a modular datacentre, sneakily under a Lack side table. Now, if only there’s a solution for all those wires!

“The LackRack is the ultimate, low-cost, high shinyness solution for your modular datacenter-in-the-living-room. Featuring the Lack (side table) from Ikea, the LackRack is an easy-to-implement, exact-fitdatacenter building block. It’s a little known fact that we have seen Google engineers tinker with Lack tables since way back in 2009.

This one is different. During our last LAN ‘party’ (eth0:2010 Winter) we’ve used the Lack table as a 19″ rack you commonly find in data centers. We call it the LackRack and you can find more info on it on our
wiki page and at