After enjoying my roommate's Tivo for almost a year, I knew that I had to have something to record TV with. I decided to go the HTPC route, so here I am. I had always loved the look of my Dad's old Kenwood KT-5500 FM receiver from the mid 70's. The Kenwood KT-5500 One with the Lights on After asking his permission to tear it apart, the first part of my HTPC was born. I'm going to build a new case for it out of wood. I haven't really worked with wood before...so we'll see how it goes... I've mocked up what I want it to look like in Autodesk Inventor (yay for being an engineering student!) My Rendering OK, time to get to work: Inside the box The frontplate completely removed, with the wood in the background Some plans for the case So...I decided to use Poplar veneered plywood. I couldn't seem to find anything better....but I don't really know where to look. As you can see, I made the cuts already....then I realized I cut them wrong . Remember that old adage: Measure twice, cut once? Mine went more like: Measure once, cut once, swear loudly, go buy more wood . I have to go buy the wood tomorrow, then I should have an update by mid-week. Let me know what you think!