DIY 'rack' made from dead tree brances ?


Sometimes we come across dead trees or just branches lying around.  I've been considering gathering some of these up and strapping them into a sort of 'rack'  -  more like an equipment 'tree'.  Have any of you heard of doing this ?  It seems like the various sizes of branches involved would make quite good damping of various vibrations and it gives even greater flexibility as far as placement of components and cables compared to a standard shelf rack  -  And if you need an extra space for something new, easy enough to expand this tree  -  and it would cause very minimal acoustical effect in the room, less interactions with loudspeakers, etc.
The branches of the tree could be bound together with glue and strong twine (would look better than cable ties, I think).  To further damp vibrations, one could even put in bungee cords between some of the branches and place components on these.  The branches could be polyethelyne coated or not, whatever floats your boat.  And maybe use a flame thrower to kill molds and parasites before building with them. 
Wanting to hear experiences, if any, or just your thoughts.  Thanks. 

One more thing.  I am new here (not on Audiogon, but on the forum) and am not sure how I will see any replies to this post.  Any pointers on that would be appreciated. 




choppi2003
I have used dead pieces of trees to make audio racks and they performed very well.  They were long, straight and milled flat. I found them at Lowes.
Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.
It would take 1-3+ years (depending on thickness) to properly air dry/stabilize the wood for indoor use.

Unless you have access to a commercial drying facility it would be a long term project.

DeKay
A rickety, flexible rack will sound better than a rigid rack. That’s because when low frequency vibration tries to travel up through the rack from the floor the rickety rack will move and flex slightly as the vibration travels up through it, reducing the amplitude of the vibrations. A measure of isolation effectiveness is the ease of motion in a particular direction. A rigid rack allows more efficient transmission of vibration. 
I wish I had the OP's motivation.
It would take a very long time to dry it out.Wood expands and contracts with humidy levels also,and will eventually develop some splits.It will move around and a component is likely to slide off at some point.If you take all of that into consideration and work with it,it would look pretty cool:-)
I knew a guy that made furniture out of branches.Looked great even though not perfectly level and plumb.