Computer Case Shelf

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Introduction: Computer Case Shelf

In this instructable I'm going explain how create handy shelf from a dead computer tower.

Step 1: Materials

2     wall plugs
2     1 inch Phillips screws

Phillips screwdriver
Power drill
1/4 Masonry drill bit (cuts through metal)

Computer case

Step 2: Gut the Computer

Just because the computer is dead does mean all the parts are.

Remove Drives, Motherboard, Fans, Switches, LEDS or any other Addons.

Save components that can be used again for another computer or a micro-controller project.




Step 3: Make the Holes, Plug and Mount

Drill the holes on the computer case. Make an 8 inch gap between the two holes.

Poke the holes on the area of wall where you want to mount the Shelf.

Use the wall-plugs, then Screw.


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    13 Comments

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    manishrkp
    manishrkp

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great work, I made from two AT cabinet and one wood board.

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    lzf
    lzf

    10 years ago on Step 2

    i want the mobo lol

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    ANDY!
    ANDY!

    11 years ago on Introduction

    imagine a house wiht all the furniture made from computr parts!

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    Kasm279
    Kasm279

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I saw a couch made from a bunch of old Apple //'s 

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    wolfsingleton
    wolfsingleton

    11 years ago on Introduction

     You really want to mess with somebody, put a hamster running on his wheel inside then use Ideanator's cover & hinge idea.  When someone asks about your computer tell em its rodent-core and pop her open!  Stick it by a monitor hooked up to a regular comp for better surprise.

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    Doom2099
    Doom2099

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Haha! Thats one way to keep people on their toes.

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    11 years ago on Introduction

    And as an added bonus, it has a cover too! (maybe throw a hinge set and some magnets on there too? it just a thought)

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    The Ideanator
    The Ideanator

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Also this is a pretty inventive use of a computer tower case, I like it!

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    Doom2099
    Doom2099

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! To be honest it was just a quick hack.