anyone make their own computer case out of wood?

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Forum topic by Mike Gager posted 07-09-2009 05:52 PM 3679 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2009 05:52 PM

just had an idea of making a case for my computer out of wood. its an ATX case so its basically just a box. would need to consider cooling and a mounting system for all the components but it seems like it would be doable since the cases are pretty much an interchangable part. ive seen people make them friom a variety of materials such as acrylic but havent seen to many wooden cases. anyone here make their own?

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 05:58 PM

well a quick google search brought me a few ideas, apparently its not a new idea lol

heres one that looks pretty cool,1551-8.html

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 06:16 PM

I made a cube computer as my first build your own computer in the early 90’s, 1/2” luan plywood for front, back, bottom, top and 1 side. The other side was a sliding door to easily swap parts out if I needed to.

They aren’t that hard to do, and unless you are high gaming, you aren’t going to need as much airflow as you think you do.

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 06:18 PM

I’ve wondered about this as well. Cool link.

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 06:30 PM

Maximum PC magazine used to have a section in which readers posted their tricked out cases. Several of the cases were made of wood. Perhaps a search of their web site may help.

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#5 posted 07-10-2009 01:15 PM

The original Apple I

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#6 posted 07-12-2009 07:12 AM

Not me

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#7 posted 07-12-2009 07:42 AM

When I graduated from computer school in 1995, that was the first wood project I did after being out of commision for a few years. I made the case out of 1/2” Birch and trimmed it out with Walnut. I made 2 others for a couple of friends, 1 Tower & 1 Desktop.


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