The Wood PC

Create woodworking plans for a home theater PC case.
Robert Richardson
Utica, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Hi my name is Allen, I'm a 23 year old computer programmer and hobby woodworker.

I've really only recently got into woodworking but it is a lot of fun.

Looking around at all the new things that we are supposed to be putting in our living rooms, the PS4, the XBox One, a home theater PC... They are nice and all, but none of them are really all that attractive from a home design point of view. They are all metal and black plastic with angles.

What I want to make is a set of plans for a small home theater PC made out of wood. My idea is that you could make the top (or side if you rather),with whatever design you wish, but my personal choice would be a chessboard. Something small, between 16"x16"x7" and 12"x12"x4".

What I Need

I am not a modeller or an engineer. To see how best to fit everything together in an easy to build case, I would need to get the actual parts themselves.

To that end, here are the parts I propose to get:

MiniITX motherboard (6.7"x6.7") $100
AMD APU A-8 or greater (Good graphics, small size) $100
8gb of RAM $75
1TB hard drive $70
MicroATX power supply (compromise between price and size) $27
Blu-Ray drive $50
Windows 7 $99

Why a copy of Windows 7, that doesn't take up space!?!
Well that's included in there because I plan on giving the finished product away, not keeping it myself. I don't feel it would be fair to run a campaign to make woodworking plans and then keep the HTPC free for myself. Who I'm thinking of giving it to, if your interested, would be the Cooperstown Evangelistic Tabernacle.

The Impact

Anyone with the right tools and a little bit of handyness could make their own HTPC case that would add to the living rooms look instead of take away. I am going to give these plans away free to anyone who wants them. Woodworking students, hobbyist, anyone can have a free copy.

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  • $25USD
    The plans

    You get a digital copy of the final woodworking plans to make your own PC case out of wood, and your name listed on the plans themselves.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $525USD
    Your own Wood PC

    I will build you one of the wood pc's, with the specs listed in the story. This is the cheaper of the two options, because it comes without an operating system. Due to shipping costs, this is for the US only!

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $625USD
    Your own Wood PC + OS

    This is your own Wood PC, with Windows installed. Due to shipping costs, this is for the US only!

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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