|Project by Daniel Wise||posted 11-02-2010 02:59 AM||2375 views||10 times favorited||12 comments|
We recently mounted a projector in one of our conference rooms and my principal didn’t really want a computer just sitting in the corner. I mentioned that I had seen computer cases made to look like furniture and he agreed that we should have something to hide the computer. I had remembered seeing Greensabbath’s computer case a while back and I like the Shoji Curtain look. I had also previously attempted to make a mirror similar to the one featured on the Wood Whisperer. I thought the two looks went well together and combined elements from each to make this computer case. The frame and top are oak, panels are birch and the slats, top inlay and square plugs are all walnut. I didn’t take a good shot of the completed sides but the DVD Rom and power button are located on the side. I intend to add a little color to the dvd drive to blend it with the rest of the case. The side panels sit in a 1/4” dado and the top rests on 4 steel pins so I can still pop the top off to access the components. I think the other folks at school were more impressed with the fact that the power button was made of wood (turned a birch button on the lathe) than they were with the case itself. That and the fact that it wasn’t a wooden box with a computer in it….the wooden box is the computer.
Thanks for looking.