motherboard standoffs! im making a shelf/case and will be using a 3/4" thick piece of russian birch plywood and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to use for standoffs?
I was thinking about drilling holes through where the standoffs should be and putting a long bolt through the board, putting a nut or two on the end (depending on thickness) and then putting the motherboard on these bolts and putting a washer on the end to keep the motherboard on it
maybe drop some blind nuts the same size thread size as a motherboard standoff and then just use actual standoffs? or a standoff that is designed to screw into wood
For this case/shelf I really need the motherboard to be secured to the tray because the tray will be moved to a vertical position occasionally. any ideas welcome:)
You can use normal standoffs if you sink a nut into the wood and hold it into place with Epoxy.
Or use a few 1 1/4 inch long 6-32 threaded screws, It would stick thro the wood about 3/8ths of an inch. Put 2 nuts and a small Teflon or rubber washer on that then set the motherboard in place and use a Acorn nut or normal nut to hold it on there.
You might even get away with a 1 1/8th screw.
I would still hold the screws in place with something.
Or use a 6-32 x 1" Hanger Bolt. This is the one my search found. I know they have them at Home Depot and Lowes as well.