Wooden Mini HTPC (Computer) Case

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Blog series by Mosquito updated 05-17-2012 04:12 PM 3 parts 10575 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: The Beginnings

02-28-2012 06:14 PM by Mosquito | 8 comments »

This is going to be a Mini ITX HTPC for my girlfriend. Primary use will be streaming netflix. I’ll be using plywood for the main structure and then trying my hand at veneer. The front will be solid curly maple. Cutting the first piece. All the rest of the plywood pieces are done the same way, so I haven’t included them here. From the scrap that was left from cutting the top, bottom, and back, I had enough to make the two sides. It was too wide though, so I had to ...

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Part 2: Vent Frames and Top Glued

05-08-2012 04:45 AM by Mosquito | 5 comments »

Not a whole lot of progress after moving, and working on other projects, but I brought some stuff back to my apartment, and this was one of them… I’ve managed to finish cutting the pieces for the top vent frames, got the top cross braces glued in place, and am gluing the top to the rest of it: Here’s a picture of the vent frames done, and in place (not glued in yet) Top clamped in place, while gluing: I had made a little bracket to hold the fan on it, mount...

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Part 3: Veneer, Glued in Vent Frames, Stained, and Grain Popped

05-17-2012 04:12 PM by Mosquito | 1 comment »

This past weekend I got the veneer applied and stained, and glued in the top vent frame pieces. I also popped the grain on the curly maple front. Next stop will be the final pictures in the Project posting. Thanks for checking it out: First I flattened out the Veneer that came in a tube… finally got to use my college computer science books :-) I also taped off the front after applying the veneer, so I could stain it with out worrying about getting stain on the part that I nee...

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