I have allways dreamed to have my own fully functional 1980s style arcade cabinet, soooo....
After a lot of tinkering with original cabinet blueprints and old pc parts i had lying around , i have came up with a suitable scaled design that would fit some basic principles:
- Would not take a lot of space in my apartment;
- Preserved the lines of arcade cabinet of that era;
- Blend with the rest of my furniture;
- Mixed type cabinet ( it is bartop type but has a stand
making it full cabinet )
Step 1: Planning...
Nothing starts without a plan, so here it is!
I also saved by using wood i had stored from an old clothes cabinet,(i also wanted to recycle - that applyes to wood also)
Firstly i drew only the bartop portion, the whole hardware would fit into it, then i realised i did not had any place to put it on top of, so i drew a stand to acompany it ( this part is hollow )