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    Hand Built Magic Case/Table

    So, As I've mentioned in another thread I began building my own case/table. After checking what felt like hundreds of tables, cases, and portable equipment nothing fit what I needed. So I decided to design and build my own.
    This week I've had no work due to school being on spring break, so I've gone from a thought in my head to a 95% completed project. I've spent more than 10 hours in the DIY store alone and close to 30 hours in the building of this, but I'm really proud of how it turned out.
    Initial Design laid down on paper: Click image for larger version

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    This is the shelf for the inside: I did it first cause it was easy.Click image for larger version

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    This is the beginning of the outside of the case: Click image for larger version

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    Last edited by mallow81; 03-26-2015 at 10:07 PM.
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    The walls of the case are close to compete:Click image for larger version

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    Installed the base for the support beams:Click image for larger version

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    Added the TOP to the inner shelfClick image for larger version

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    But the two together to make sure it all fit as plannedClick image for larger version

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    Added to top beamClick image for larger version

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    Added holders for the support beams:Click image for larger version

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    Added the feet for the top shelf:Click image for larger version

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    Added the felt to the table top:Click image for larger version

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    Painted the case:Click image for larger version

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    Added the door hinges and latch:Click image for larger version

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    This is what it looks like in open position.Click image for larger version

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    This is close position:Click image for larger version

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    This is all closed up:Click image for larger version

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    Finally added the casters and handles:Click image for larger version

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    All thats left is to add some simple cases and compartments in the bottom area, a curtain to go across the front and sides to hide the inside shelf when in OPEN position AND my poster on the "front" of the box.
    I'll be able to finish today or tomorrow. A final set of pics will be uploaded to show the FINAL product.
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    Looks awesome Brandon!
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    Because the back opens up like that I would take a peek into adding a servant. They are incredibly useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Mullins View Post
    Because the back opens up like that I would take a peek into adding a servant. They are incredibly useful!
    I thought about it, but came to the conclusion it would block my easy access to my shelfs. Do you have an idea how to get past that issue?

    Today I spent (WAY TOO MUCH TIME) 8 hours hand sewing the front curtain (wish I had a sewing machine). I'll make the side curtains this weekend, and add my logo to the front as well.
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    Make it 1/2 the distance of the shelf. You can still access the shelf easily and have a good 6 inch or so pocket.
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