Hi all. I have a stupid, but at the same time intricate question for you. How do I make a nice box?
You see - I’m making a controller panel for flight sim use:
I want to make a box to mount the panel on, that can be attached to the desk. If I figure it out, I want to make the box in such a way that I can place a throttle under the desk plate:
The panel it self is being made out of ABS plastic sheets that are quite similar to original 737 aesthetics: https://gravograph.no/produkt/gravoply-2-378-gra-hvit-15mm/
SO - my ten thousand dollar question is: How can I make a nice case/box for this panel?? I’ve been thinking about using thin plywood, and paint and lacquer it in the right colours. I think it’ll be quite all right. But how do I make the corners? I’ve been thinking about printing some sort of corner edge rails that can join the different sides - but I’m afraid it’ll be a little flimsy.
Another approach that I’ve considered is simply using small angle brackets on the inside of the box - but that would only solve the technical side to the assembly, not the aestethical… I could cover the whole thing in vinyl to have nice corners, but I’m afraid that it’ll be too complicated…
So - I’m asking you kind souls out there… any ideas??