|Forum topic by CheckPleaseTY||posted 07-01-2016 08:06 PM||452 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-01-2016 08:06 PM
I hope this is in the right forum, if not let me know and I will re-post in the correct one.
I need some help with design and material suggestions. I build custom PC cases, and this is the first time working with wood to build one.
The shape is 23”(H) x 25”(L) x 9”(D) (Figure 1). The case will have a 1.5” boarder, with the inner and outer corners rounded. Notice Figure 1 has a 2 inch boarder, and I decided that was too much.
My first idea was to make 13 23” x 25” x 3/4” panels (Figure 2), cut out the center, and glue them together making a hollow box. I wanted the box to have as little seams as possible, and since I was thinking about Oak plywood, the seams would go with the plywood edge. However, the price adds up quick.
My second idea was to still glue the plywood together, but each 23” x 25” x 3/4” board would be made up of 8 pieces, 4 – 4” x 4” x 3/4” (Figure 3), 2 – 16” x 1.5” x 3/4” (Figure 4) and 2 – 18” x 1.5” x 3/4” (Figure 5). The 4” x 4” pieces would be cut and have the inner and outer edges rounded with a router. I would use dovetail joints to merge all 8 pieces (Figure 6). Still using Oak, I can fit everything on one sheet of plywood, but its a lot of cutting.
I feel like I am making this way more complicated than it needs to be, but I have been staring at AutoCAD for the last 3 weeks and my brain has turned to mush! How can I make this less complicated? What types of would would you recommend?
I have access to your typical household woodshop, Table saw, Circular Saw, Router, Drills and Chisels
Thanks in advance, friends!