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Hi there,

I've been questioning to myself this over the last weeks.

I'm approaching the final stage of my scratch case, the final touches, with only the side panels left to craft.

I've been looking at some wooden mods out there, and somehow I'm starting to like black stained cases.

So, should I dye it black... Or leave it bare plywood? I think that bare plywood looks great... But can black stained wood look better?


I leave it up to you guys.


Edit: The link to the log is in my sig.
   
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Once you go black you dont go back
    
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well, where is your computer located? in an office, a deep chestnut would definitely make the computer look more professional. In your game room, you might enjoy the ultramodern connotation of the black stain. In your garage, plain plywood is best in it's element. just my suggestions.
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send me the .skp file you used in sketchup and I will render it different ways for you so you can judge for yourself.
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Aaagh it's not a sketchup render, it's a SolidWorks model :S

Anyways, I'll try to make it in SketchUp thanks for the help!


Btw, the case is located on my desk, my house's in between rustic/nothern style. My room's got orange-ocre-ish walls, and my desk is made of beechwood.

But on the other hand, my screens, my kb, my mouse, my joystick and my gamepad are black. That's why I thought of black-staining it.


Thanks everyone!


Edit: Model halfway done
Edited by Artikbot - 1/30/11 at 11:13am
   
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I took the liberty of assigning some materials and rendering it for you. Here are some quick renders with materials set as cherry wood. very attractive, IMHO



Pine (think plywood)


Edited by SmasherBasher - 1/30/11 at 6:54pm
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Wow master!!

Cherry wood styles does indeed lok awesome!

I got Twilight Renderer, might try to make some renders with it and see.


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I couldn't figure out twilight. Those were done with my limited experience with Sketchup and the free version of Indigo.
Glad you like them. When does work commence?

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go with a nice wood stain like that cherry wood and then put a coat of clear coat on it. but not the spray paint kind!
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