Computer Case #1: A Cabinet Computer

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Blog entry by MapleBear posted 01-19-2011 07:50 AM 2257 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a computer case I came up with as a All-in-one design. The cabinet houses the computer components as well as a 23” LCD display.

I used spalted maple (harvested from our firewood pile) and pine for the back, purple heart for the corners, marblewood to frame the LCD display, and paduk/maple for the the side panels.

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 07:56 AM

This reminds me of some of the wooden case mods I saw while living in Japan. They had some really nice ideas, but I like the integration of the LCD display to make it a single unit.

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 08:21 AM

Funny you should say that, I originally was inspired to do computer cases after having seen Geoff Richards Sangaku Casemod

I’d say the single unit idea was influenced by Compaq with their 386 Lug-gable PC series. One outfit I worked at had a couple, they were about as heavy as this case (yet no-where near as attractive ;o)

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 05:56 PM

You might want to consider installing a fan or two in the case. It looks pretty solid and you could build up a lot of heat with some of the new multi-cpu machines.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 07:44 PM

looks great. i second the idea of more fans or cutting vent slots

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 07:55 PM

Indeed ventilation is much needed. I was thinking of putting in some decorative scrollwork to solve that.If not also putting feet on the case to raise it off the surface and having airflow coming through a screen in the case bottom.

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