Making your own electronics projects is great, but you also need to build a case to keep those electronics safe. Make has an article that walks you through a simple way to make your own case with wood.
You're basically just making a small wooden box, but Make walks you through what you need to do, how to properly measure your project, and shows off a simple way to build a wooden box that anyone can do. If you want to give your electronic projects a little more flair, this is an easy way to do it.
Custom Project Enclosure [Make]