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Pine box (natural) start!

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Hey everyone, I havnt made a post in a while decided to come on here and see what everyone thinks. I will post pictures later. Im starting to build my first custom case using some extra pine we had laying around the house. We had an addition built the year before last and still have some of the pine boards in the basement.. Just enough to build my case. the dimensions are as follows.


20"L x 9"W x 18"H

I just went buy the external measurements of my current case and went a little bit longer, so I can put a nice card in later !! so far i have the motherboard panel made, the top, and the front cover where Im going to use hinges to make it swing open. and I have some casters for it as well, and will be ordering a few more fans to keep it cool. Stay tuned for pics, I will have pics of the build as it goes
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Sounds great cant wait to see the pictures!
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I used pine on the first couple of cases I made a few years ago, and found that since it isn't a hardwood, it dents very easily. It is very easy to put dents in the finished wood just by normal wear and tear such as when I took the case outside to blow out the dust. I changed over to Oak and have never looked back. It is such a better wood to use for something like a PC case where you have a lot of small details.
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Subbed. I was thinking anout turning a section of my desk into a case. I custom built it but its 18 in deep and my P180 is like 20. so it sticks out. Demensions of onw side are 17Wx18 1/8Dx26H. may just put a mobo mount on the side closest to me and build up from there.
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I used pine on the first couple of cases I made a few years ago, and found that since it isn't a hardwood, it dents very easily. It is very easy to put dents in the finished wood just by normal wear and tear such as when I took the case outside to blow out the dust. I changed over to Oak and have never looked back. It is such a better wood to use for something like a PC case where you have a lot of small details.
thanks for the info, i figured this was a good start since I had it laying around, tomorrow after work I will upload some work photo's. Remember the photo's are of unfinished product, so expect so unusual looking pieces.

I have most of it together, but just as a test. then I will fine tune it, sanding and remeasure the front panel, i measured wrong first. I also need to find a way to mount the motherboard inside the case. I have the stand offs but I dont want them falling out. I will be purchasing my buttons and lights next week, I have casters on the bottom too
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/28694909@N05/ there are the photos., I couldnt load them for some reason. Its just test right now. waiting for buttons, cable extenders and motherboard tray
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"UPDATE" I have almost finished the case. This is my first mod attempt so please be kind . So my old case came completely apart and I was able to use the motherboard tray and basically the skeleton of the case to sturdy the inside of the Pine. I just need to rebuild the door of the case and do something awesome with the front panel. I have no front panel now, but its being built. I will upload photos later
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