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Haven't posted in a while but bored at work. Anyway, I have a mid tower case just laying around and was thinking of stripping it down to the chassis and building a wooden case for it. Just wondering if anyone had suggestions on what type would do best. I was thinking probably a harder one such as oak, but honestly never had to worry about heat in anything so not sure.

Really, just need a project for the summer, my tools are gathering dust.
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post #2 of 8
Use bamboo. It's better for the environment, and still durable.
    
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post #3 of 8
Sitka Spruce plywood. We make nose fairings for ballistic missiles out of it. You can get some at http://www.grizzly.com/products/sear...s.aspx?q=sitka

For other ideas, try http://www.rockler.com/CategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=1435
    
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Use whatever wood matches your furniture
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post #5 of 8
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My only piece of furniture in that room is an apparently pink recliner (it's a red-orange to me though).

Bamboo, although it would be interesting, is a bit out of my budget for me from the prices I've gathered. I do work at a flooring store, so maybe I can scrap it together from samples

Lot of good suggestions so far, thanks, you're keeping me awake on this slow monday.
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post #6 of 8
Pretty much, I would guess the harder the wood the better. Color doesn't matter, though. Just veneer the outside, or stain it, and you can make any wood match your furniture.
    
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post #7 of 8
oak ply wood i would guess lighter and chealpe,oryou could get some veneer and contact cement and put it on you case.
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