My second wood computer case

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Project by htl posted 05-20-2015 09:42 PM 1925 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw an Arts and Crafts lamp on here last week and just had to build a computer case in that style.
I had been looking and looking for just such a project and it worked out just right.
I used some pictures of Timber4fun wonderful lamp.

I used 7 oak drawer fronts I had scrounged up to make the majority of the build.
I’m an old time cabinet builder so in most of my builds I use dowels to keep every thing lined up for gluing.

I was a bad boy I got out in the shop and had the front all glued up before I started taking pictures.
The computer sucks it’s cooling air from under the cabinet and also has room in the back of the power supply to suck air from under the mother board to help keep it cool.
I’m using the stock cpu fan but may put a taller Cool Masters cooler on with blue lite fans later on to get the lamp effect.
Also thinking about putting stained glass in the windows, we’ll see.
I blogged it here.

I’ll put a link to Photo Bucket for more pictures in story form .
This case is half the size of any of my other cases.
Thanks for viewing and would love any in put please.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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View Ken90712's profile


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#1 posted 05-20-2015 10:13 PM

That cool. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 11:46 PM

I’ve never seen a computer case like this before—but yours is certainly superb looking!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 10:21 AM


I really like the flared legs you used for that case. It gives it a very unique appearance. I built a mirror for my wife a while back that used the same style and it definitely adds to the look.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 01:11 PM

That is very nice and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 11:50 PM

Thanks all for the nice comments.
woodenwarrior I have to give the credit to Timber4fun’s build, his lamp pointed me in the right direction.
I almost missed the slight curve he added to his legs.
O and that’s one very nice mirror you’ve come up with!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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