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Old March 25, 2012, 02:38 PM
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I have a few Lian li benches already but i decided to build my own for matx and mini-itx.

Used two 12" square pcs of MDF, drilled four holes, purchased 6" stove bolts 1/4" with nuts and washers and voila ... here it is.
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Old March 25, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Nice power button and front panel USB.
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Old March 25, 2012, 07:26 PM
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If the stovebolts are holding the two pieces of MDF together, then what purpose are the clamps serving?
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If the stovebolts are holding the two pieces of MDF together, then what purpose are the clamps serving?
Holding the motherboard tray?
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Little liquid nails would get rid of those clamps, but that looks real solid, and cheap :)
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Little liquid nails would get rid of those clamps, but that looks real solid, and cheap :)
Yep, and really when you think of it, not much more to a tech station other than some switches, angle alum for mounting fans, and a mount of some form for the motherboard......
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I would put some aluminum tubing around those bolts to give that much extra sturdyness. 4 rods like that in 2 sheets of wood I can't see it being 100% stable.
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I would put some aluminum tubing around those bolts to give that much extra sturdyness. 4 rods like that in 2 sheets of wood I can't see it being 100% stable.
It is very stable when all bolts are tight.

I agree but it also becomes less flexible. By leaving the threads exposed, I am able to adjust the gap between the plates so I can sandwich components as required.
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