Driven by the need of an enclosure for my home server I’ve designed a retro-looking box. It wasn’t as easy to produce as I hoped ;-)
I doodled a concept on a piece of paper and then made a model in SketchUp. My main goal was to dampen the noise, hence non-parallel walls, also protect the computer from dust. Incidentally it turned out to be a nice piece of furniture.
I was blessed by working with a very talented carpenter and a furniture maker who’s gone many extra miles to fulfil my vision.
This Retro Server Enclosure provides many benefits. Apart from obvious – noise and dust protection – it is also kids and pets-proof and provides a good conversation starter.
The box was tailored for HP MediaSmart home server, which I was using at that time. Luckily a Mac Mini along with a G-Raid storage fits in perfectly, too.