DIY arcade cabinet

2017-06-21 16:48:46 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

just wanted to share some progress pix! i've been building an arcade cabinet at this woodshop my wife works at over the last few weekends. should finish up the woodworking tonight, then i'll be painting it, adding art, and putting buttons and joysticks on it. super pumped to play my steam collection on an arcade machine - even if its just my PC in an arcade shaped box hahah

the cabinet is full sized but right now it's in two pieces sitting side by side. that should make transporting it home a bit easier. it's got a cabinet at the bottom to store the tower, as well as a few shelves for the few physical games i have and my collection of D&D books and minis. this will be my nerd shrine





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2017-06-21 17:31:09

That's actually rather neat, but that's coming from a person who has never taken a shop class or done anything one might expect from such a class. What do you play on Steam?

KungFuSpaceBarbarian responds:

mostly FPS games, but I've got some arcade style games like the old D&D shadow of mystara and castle crashers that'd be fun on arcade. i have a gun controller for the FPS games so thats nice to have in addition to the cabinet, since those light gun games were always my favorite.

i've never done any woodworking in my life before now but this place offered private instructions so i had a dude helping me the whole way through the process. we thought we'd finish last night but it'll take one more day to just go in and drill holes and put on some finishing touches to the rough edges :)