Can I make a PC case from wood?

Can I make a PC case from wood?

If you have the proper equipment yes you can. If you have some skills at woodworking it won’t even take long. That said I’d advise using a metal backing plate inside the case so that internal grounding is easier. Those little standoffs that keep the motherboard off the plate in a regular case have 2 purposes.

Is a wood PC case a bad idea?

Wood isn’t a bad idea, but it wouldn’t take much to damage a joint or pull a screw… depending on how cheap you go with it. There are some very good PC cases in teh sub-$50 range that have decent airflow with extra spots for fans and water cooling, USB3 ports, dust filters, cable management MB trays, etc.

How do you make a wooden case?


  1. Cut all of your wood pieces on a table saw to the measurements listed above.
  2. Once the pieces are cut, sand any rough edges.
  3. Prime and paint all the pieces.
  4. Lay one of the sides of your box face down on a table or flat surface.
  5. Glue with wood glue.
  6. Repeat with the second side and the other 2 supports.

Can you build a PC in a cardboard box?

Well, not a complete PC—just like the Labo, you need to add hardware. But I did build a PC case out of cardboard. It totally works, and it’s maybe just a little bit ugly.

What is in a motherboard?

Parts of a motherboard include power and data connectors, capacitors, heat sinks, and fans. You may also see screw holes for adding new parts or for anchoring it into a device. Look for expansion slots that may be present for adding on other components later as well.

What material is best for PC case?

Pros and Cons to Steel Both aluminum and steel have their benefits, and usually gamers are in favor of one over the other. Those who prefer steel cases do so because of their durability and sound proof qualities. Steel is far less likely to scratch and dent compared to aluminum.

Can you mount motherboard on wood?

As long as your board doesn’t have any mosfets or heatsinks on the bottom you can just plop it right on your desk (it’ll scratch it) or cardboard or wood or paper towels or whatever. Aim a fan at the top side of the board if you’re worried about overheating.

Can I build a PC without a case?

It’s not a good idea to build a computer without a case. Dust gets in and harms your computers. The reason he’s not using a case is because he is running a test bench which means he has to switch out parts frequently and quickly.

Can I put my motherboard on cardboard?

Just be sure to put your motherboard on something non-conductive, like a cardboard box, and it should not touch anything that conducts electricity, including your main computer case.

How to build your own wooden PC case?

Wooden PC Case 1 Routing the Connections 2 The Back Panel 3 Mounting the Motherboard 4 Graphics Card, Wifi Card and Power Supply 5 The Fans and the Buttons on the Front 6 Harddrive Tray 7 Making a Window in the Side 8 Painting the Whole Construction and Mount It Together 9 And This Is the Result.

What kind of wood do you use for a computer case?

This was my favourite casemod; a mahogany wood grain computer case. I decided to use veneer because to build and fit an entirely wood case was more than I wanted to do. Make your computer look like a stylish piece of furniture, great for a living room media center!

What should I use to seal my PC case?

Depending on what you bought, you may need to use a polyurathaine sealer. Once the panels are all dry, its time to reassemble it, hopefully you cleaned the dust out of your computer before you close it up again. Now you have a pimped out luxury PC!!

What’s the best way to finish a PC case?

Sand the panels and make sure there isnt any resins on the finishing side. This is pretty straight forward, I hope, brush on the stain and whip it off, let it dry, lightly sand the surface or use steal wool and repeat, a couple coats will give it a nice finish and seal. Depending on what you bought, you may need to use a polyurathaine sealer.