My first thread, first mod and it's a scratch build . I was intending to make a desk project but before starting a big one I thought I'd try a samller project first. Some extra limitations have been put on me though since planning the project and long story short it means I have to make it for no cost. I can only use stuff I have laying around, salvage, scrap etc. It's a project for my wife and has to meet her needs not mine so a powerful PC is not required. I have an old imac G5 2.0ghz machine that has a faulty screen which I will scavenge and hack to use as the computer. It still works fine plugged into an external monitor so I can use the motherboard, drives, etc and solder or use extensions plugs to access the other ports and such once it's in the sealed wooden desk. The desk has to fit into a certain spot in our house therefore limiting the size. Luckily I found a piece of tempered glass I salvaged from an old TV cabinet and its roughly the right shape and size to fit into the corner spot so I decided to use this as the base. The rest will be made out of some mdf I had left over and I'll reuse some metal bits and pieces and fans and stuff from other scrapped old pc's. The glass: The glass will dictate the size and shape and so I tested the g5 to see if it would fit: fine. Stripping the G5: Now onto the mdf: I really need a saw table as doing the cuts by hand left me with some not straight lines and I will need to a fair bit of filing now. Also I haven't quite worked out yet how I'm going to do the angled edges so the sides will go together for me. At least the job has begun, stay tuned for more.