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Stunning DIY Aluminum and Walnut Case Mode Is a Work of Art

Many of the case mods we come across are intricate and packed with custom lighting and other geeky flourished. This case made take an opposite approach, combining aluminum and walnut to create a sleek and stunning living-room friendly HTPC case.

Over in the Bit-Tech case modding forums, user Gtek shares his stunning case mod. Inside the block of aluminum and walnut you see here is a mini-ATC board, power supply, dual hard drives, and an optical drive. A single photo can’t do it justice so we highly recommend hitting up the link below to check out his sketches, build photos, and, of course, the gorgeous photos of the completed case–including the hidden peripheral panel and slot-loading drive.

Tenuis – A DIY HTPC Case [via Apartment Therapy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/27/12

Comments (11)

  1. LadyFitzgerald

    That is both innovative and attractive. Much better than the cases that look like a combination of Star Wars, Vegas, and a pin ball machine.

  2. PaulWall

    WOW I want to build one so bad. Absolutely incredible.

  3. ZenGraffix

    Wow ! incredible case, very nice.

  4. r

    woW, it looks like a big blackboard eraser

  5. RR

    absolutely stunning! incredible, excellent work!

  6. SoL

    @r : lol…it does !

  7. Chris

    Oh WOW!!!!! I wish I had one of these!!!

  8. E.W.

    Can you make it in pink ?

  9. Flum

    It can be made in any color except pink.

  10. "gunner"

    i wish i had the time, money and skill to build a set up lke that for my computer, keyboard and flat screen monitor. simple and elegant works every time, like a girl in a black dress with a pearl necklace.

  11. Michael

    @r LOL man, you made me crack up.

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