To start things off, here's a SketchUp of the general concept... I know, not really "Ham Radio" style, it was just one of those random thoughts that popped into my head (and probably should have stayed there)... Now, I'm no slipperyskip or Voigts, but I'm hoping that I can pull this off. My goal is to finish it in about 2 months time, as I've got an event that I am hoping to bring this to sometime in October. This will be intended to be an HTPC that will go into my TV stand where my current HTPC is. I haven't completely decided on the design of the front yet, but I do intend to have fans on both sides of the front, with the optical drive and a VFD in the middle. The overall look is supposed to [loosely] resemble an older style radio. I'll be using Oak for the sides, front, and rear, and Aspen for the top and bottom. I will probably continue to add tools to my arsenal as I go along, but for now all I've got is a drill, a Jigsaw, some squares, and some sand paper and files. Since I'm not very advanced with woodworking (I would consider myself a beginner since this is my first actual project) I don't plan on this going smoothly all the way through. I'm sure I'll be re-making a few things, and fixing a couple dozen things after screwing them up. Any advice from anyone who knows more than I do about this (read as, "anyone") is always more than welcome! With that, off we go!