Build A Wooden Keyboard Enclosure

Maybe you'd like to match the wood of your desk to your keyboard. Maybe you need just the right look for your steampunk workshop. Either way, with this tutorial, you can craft a wooden case for your keyboard.

Woodworking enthusiast Matthias Wandel didn't want a keyboard with a numeric pad, but all the keyboards he found without numeric pads had keys in odd places, or didn't feel right. He opted to take the guts out of his current keyboard and remove the numeric pad by hand, rebuilding a case for the reduced-size keyboard. Being who he was, his medium of choice was, of course, wood.

His tutorial details how he went about the entire process, including tips on fitting your keyboard electronics into a wooden enclosure and how to get the edges perfectly smooth and flush. Check out the full guide at the link below. Undertaken an unconventional DIY project like combining woodworking and electronics? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Wooden Keyboard Enclosure [via Make]


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