A couple of years ago, I read an article online about a dude who bought a tiny house in Marin County — so tiny he didn’t really have space for all of his computer gear.
So he got himself a wire bread rack, replaced the crappy plastic shelves with hardwood, and stored not only his computer and stereo components, but his clothes as well!
Since then, I’ve been really wanting one of these. And lo and behold, tonight I found one sitting next to the dumpster behind a restaurant right by my house. (I’m assuming it was there to be thrown away, because it’s covered with cobwebs and dusty and slightly bent-up in places. I’d hate to think I stole something they were using.)
Anyway, I dragged it into my new apartment and put it in my new office and it’s awesome! All the crappy plastic shelves were still in it, but that’s fine; I’m not concerned about looks as much as utility. I can put all of my music gear and cables and tools and random stuff in it and still have space…all in a roughly 2′ by 2′ space!
So that’s cool.