Black Steel case with wood side panels

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Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by dgood » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:49 pm

So I started this project yesterday and got it most of the way done as it was a short project.
I found a dirty black atx case by a dumpster and a monitor, picked them us as they were exactly what I needed. The case was missing both side panels though which I didn't like. So I took some thin oak, less than a 1/4 inch, probably an 8th and cut it to fit. then my friend and I drilled some holes on the back side for four screws. and on the front we drilled holes to mount small hinges to open toward the back side, and one screw hold to put a thumb screw in to hold the door closed. I'll post up some pictures when I'm done staining it. It's nothing that exciting but we had this wood lying around and I wanted sides on this case. the case will probably have "the woody" spray painted onto the top of the black case also, if I can make a cool enough stencil.
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by dgood » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:54 pm

This is what the case looked like originally,
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except that Grey swoosh at the bottom is black also on this case. Also it is missing those sides.
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by moon111 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:08 pm

I did the exact same thing with a bin find, except I used some really thin smoked plexi I had laying around. Waiting for pictures! Good luck with the project.

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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by dgood » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:12 am

well I got it all back on the case, but can't find the camera or the cord to plug it in so i'll have to wait to post up pictures, then I'll also take pics when I get the computer put together.
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by =LAS=Spitfire » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:17 am

Id like to see some pictures but it sounds interesting! I'll check back for the pics
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by dgood » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:27 pm

Ok, so I forgot all about posting pictures about this case as my friend borrowed the computer to use it as a linux box. however I got it back this weekend to lan with it and let another friend use it. So the Woody is up and running. 2.4ghz amd 64 3400+ 1gb ddr 400, and bfg 7600gs. Makes for a decent extra computer to have sitting around. When I get home today i'm taking pictures of it and posting them up.
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by dgood » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:08 am

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As you can see from the pictures it took a couple little hinges, some nuts, bolts, a drill, and a dremel to make it work, but now on one side I have a free swinging door with a one screw close on it. on the other side the wood is held on with just four screws into the metal, no hinge.
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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by moon111 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:00 pm

Should go with a woody hotrod theme!

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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by ibleet » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:52 am

I would put a glass window in that woody.

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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by screwloose45 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:00 pm

Now that's old school. Great idea.

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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by markkleb » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:34 pm

excellent way to use stuff laying around to make a cool mod. It proves you dont have to be rich to mod.

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Re: Black Steel case with wood side panels

Post by SlipSand » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:16 pm

Get some moulding and a window in that and pinstripe that thing.

Pretty good base for a good mod. =D>
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