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Inspired by Davecasa, I'm going to build a simple wooden HTPC for the living room. This is what I have to work with:


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I actually had all four of the cases in the trash before I read his post and saved them.


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Teak scraps, don't think it'll be enough though.


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two pieces of 8/4 Honduran mahogany. Been saving these for a while.
Edited by Oaff - 6/8/11 at 9:59am
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Pictures look to be broken.

EDIT: Working now.
Edited by BigHops323 - 6/8/11 at 10:00am
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Fixed. Picasa was being a pain.
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Turns out the teak is about 1" to skinny for this project, so it looks like I'm going with mahogany. I sorted through those scrap cases and found an old Compaq that looks like it will work really well.

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Came with an uno card and a free pet


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After stripping and cleaning:


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I think I got pretty lucky with this case. I can mount my optical drive sideways without doing any modifications and there should be room for my ssd and 2 - 3.5" HDD's. Mounting the power supply isn't going to be as easy.

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I should be getting the mahogany resawn tomorrow, so I should be able to make some progress on this this weekend.
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Milled the mahogany and modified the case to take a decent power supply.
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That mahogany is going to look nice-gorgeous wood.
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I just hope I don't screw it up. It's not exactly easy to get more of that stuff.

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Got this x6 to help speed up encoding a little.
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Cool. I'm a fan of nice wood mods.

I may get to doing another one myself this summer.
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post #9 of 27
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Got all the electronics to fit in there, barely. Might be a week or two before I get much more done to it.

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I really have no idea how I'm going to clean up all the wiring in there.
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sub'd for this id actually love to see how this turns out, and for you wire siduation you could probably run them under the hd rack and cut a bit out of the cd rack to get them to go directly down.
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