|Project by molybdenumbrian||posted 04-21-2011 03:24 PM||6140 views||12 times favorited||16 comments|
Simple design oak and Plexiglas tower computer case. Thick inlays of walnut and curly maple. Power button is purple heart. Walnut inlay across back for strength. Brackets for light and power button made of walnut. Custom aluminum brackets for top down drive installation.
Holes made with multiple router gigs. All needed dimensions conform to actual ATX computer standard. Plexiglas drilled and tapped were needed.
Case is not normal width for aesthetic reasons. Will only fit a micro atx motherboard and low profile cards (nearly all ‘box store’ computers will fit). Grates in Plexiglas match up with power supply fan and cpu fan. Air flow goes from bottom to top over hard drives.
I designed this to be clean and simple. The clear see-through design, tall thin shape and lights are very appealing when seen in person. (I do tend to turn the light off after a while though).
I have seen a few other wooden cases, a couple much finer projects. Althou I didn’t see much of an issue in getting my holes placed within the wiggle room, I saw no other case that had well fitting back panel holes. Rather happy with that. Some issues have kept me from bothering to making a ‘finer woodworking’ case.
*Metal is not required for a case, but does dissipate heat better. Top and bottom fans more than compensate for this.