Make A Wooden Enclosure For Your Keyboard

Make A Wooden Enclosure For Your Keyboard

Range Govindan
Dec 14, 2009

Those custom fancy keyboards are great, but they do cost a lot of money. That's why we thought that creating your own wooden enclosure for your keyboard was a really good idea.

We all know that wood is good, and that we enjoy the touch and feel of wood a lot more than that of plastic. Woodworker Matthias Wandel came up with this great hack to create a sort of case that fits your own keyboard perfectly.

The reason why Matthias wanted to modify his keyboard is that he didn't like his numeric pad. All of the keyboards that he found had them in odd places. He just took it out when he created this new enclosure. Being a woodworking enthusiast, he opted to use wood for his new keyboard. He first started by tracing the top part of the keyboard onto a piece of wood. Naturally, he had to take out the guts of his keyboard.

His tutorial shows you in a step-by-step fashion how he constructed his enclosure. It also includes some handy tips on how to get the electronics back inside smoothly. We think that this is a really neat idea. It would probably look best if the original keyboard that you use is black, but any shade can work. It all depends on the type of wood that you use. This build is pretty straightforward. You're basically just building another box for the keyboard.

[via Make, photos by Matthias Wandel]

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