The Ultimate Computer Desk Case Mod
Real name: Adam Derome
Live: Ottawa, Ontario
Occupation: Computer Technician / Technical Trainer
Years in Computers: 18 years
Length of time Modding: 1 year
Modded cases: This is my first
Everyone has a story of what got them into Modding. What or whom got you into Modding?
I wanted it to be strong enough to deal with the day to day abuse, have enough space to allow for future upgrades, look good, have good air ventilation, dust filtration, and have the cables as concealed as possible.
I ended up going with Maple veneered plywood not only because of the strength and cost, but also because a nice hand-made piece of wooden furniture is something special these days.
What do you think was the hardest part about the mod.
Adam-The hardest part was the staining, and applying of the gloss Polyurethane. When I started the first coats, it was in the middle of the winter, and I was in a cold basement, so it would take close to 12 hours for the Polyurethane to dry. What that meant was, the Polyurethane had 12 hours to pick up every single speck of dust floating in the air, which meant hours and hours of sanding, re-applying, sanding, re-applying, on and on. It tested my already strong patience to the limit. How was I going to get that perfect finish after all these hours of cutting, sanding and assembly!!
Do you have another project in the shop or in the planning?
Adam-Aside from finishing up all the details on the current project (Cable, dust and airflow management, brackets for various components, etc…), I think this summer I’ll build myself a dresser! After that, maybe I’ll think about building my brother The Ultimate Computer Desk Version 2!