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But in the past few weeks, we've seen quite a few new electronic devices housed in wood, and so we went on a search. A long search, it turned out, for all the best, coolest and most useful products in wooden computing.

We found that wooden computer products did indeed exist, and have for some time, but that it's not something one comes across in America. In fact, most of the websites we're linking to here are in other languages. But the pictures, they're worth more than the words, so check it out. Beautiful designs made of sustainable materials. Mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, even the mouse pad, all now available in wood.

Tons of pictures after the jump.

Let's start with some real mastery.

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The most spectacular example of a complete wooden desktop setup we've come across was created by Russian master carpenters in Moscow. The case, monitor, mouse, and keyboard were all hand crafted. And they'll do one for you too but “To be honest we do not have the levitra overnight cheapest masters in Moscow,” so be ready for the a fairly high estimate.

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But a custom build is not the only choice if you want a beautiful wooden setup. Two companies, one in Sweeden and the other in Germany are creating some amazing computer peripherals. So far, they aren't making PC cases, but their mice, keyboards and monitors are spectacular.

The Swedish company, Swedx , is markedly less expensive. And they work to ensure that the wood they use is harvested sustainably. They offer rather bulky mice and have a smaller selection of woods to chose from. But it's nothing that would hold me back from the intro package. There's no problem getting a mouse and a keyboard for less than $100.

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The German company, Holz Kontor , will ask far more, but delivers a more beautiful product using much less sutainable woods. I suggest looking at these, but I wouldn't recommend buying them.

Their monitors, keyboards and mice come in mahogany, amaranth, bubinga, zebrano, ahorn and wenge. I don't know if that's German, or if they're just really obscure (but beautiful) woods. Either way, I'm impressed.

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Holz Kontor's keyboards are made entirely of http://www.wowgraphicdesigns.com/order-generic-levitra wood. Every key has been individually crafted from the same tree as the rest of the keyboard making the http://paradigms.com.do/viagra-online-us%5Dnon-generic-viagra final product absolutely stunning and cialis 25mg extremely expensive (around $800 a piece).

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Their mice come in several designs and all of the stated wood types. The attention to cialis buying detail is really quite amazing.

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Holz Kontor products also have the advantage that their availablein the US from the people at Wood Contour, which, now that we think of it, is probably what Holz Knotor means.

Bamboo products are also avaiable, and are tremendously EcoGeeky. Not only is bamboo a good-looking and hard wood, it grows faster than any tree and is extremely abundant.

So far, there are no bamboo cases, but we have monitors, keyboards and Mice.

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All of which can be bought here. These, I'm actually interested in buying. Using bamboo as a alternative material for plastic is definitely something that could bring a lot of good to the world. It looks better it isn't made of hydrocarbons and it grows like a freakin' weed.

Finally, and with great pleasure, I must include the Sangaku case mod, created by Nicholas Falzone, and featured quite a while back at ExtremeTech. This mod is absolutely fantastic. Probably the most beautiful computer I have ever seen. I'm just putting into two pictures here, because I don't want to steal too much thunder from ExtremeTech and Nicholas. Go ahead and look at all of the excellent pictures over at ExtremeTech if you want a bit more of this eye candy.

Of course, you can't have your own Sangaku, it's one of www.pneumapaniagua.es a kind. And since "it took approximately 300 hours to construct and http://www.nextstagecapital.com/levitra-england contains approximately 130 wood joints, most of which were done entirely by hand with my Japanese chisels and dozuki saw," I doubt you'll be able to get Nicholas to build you one.

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And that's it for our showcase. I hope it was delightful, I am frankly amazed at how many options there are for wooden computing. Posts at TreeHugger, Engadget, Gizmodo, and OhGizmo all helped me in my persuit of wooden computing. So thanks to them. And thanks to all those awesome designers out there putting a bit of nature back into technology.

P.S. I've been informed that I missed one (probably more) but this one is quite awesome, so I thought I'd include it. Here we see an all redwood setup from ZapWizard . It's the most complete setup we've seen. Keyboard, monitor, speakers, mouse, flash media reader, case and iPod. All homemade. Wow.

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i want one of those japanese cases!
written by Guest, May 01, 2006
think about how many mod contests that guy will win.
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OK but...
written by Guest, May 01, 2006
Does that mean greener component inside? Less toxic emanation? Greener inside!!
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You forgot mine!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
You forgot mine!
It have everything above in wood, plus an iPod.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwizard/81290763/in/set-476089/
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Got It!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Thanks for the tip Zapwizard, amd Amazing Mod.
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Mahogany?
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Mahogany isn't very eco-friendly, is it? Unless it's from a renewable plantation, rather than the Amazon rainforest.
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Evil!!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
This is a non-green evil idea. Don't promote!
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Keith
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Very Nice
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written by Guest, May 02, 2006
The speakers in the last photo look cool. They're originally logitech X-530 speakers arent they?
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Yuck!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006

What a waste!
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d3baser
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
This is geek but not eco!!
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flammable computing?
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Wood has this tendency to burn, which is a good thing for a fire log, but a bad thing for a computer.
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wow..
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
is it me, or are those cases just ugly?
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thou shalt not steal
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Ye stole thy images from thy olde days.
They shall be mine.
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Mouse
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
of course, the first computer mouse was made out of wood: a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.invisiblerevolution.net">http://www.invisiblerevolution.net
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Computer Generated
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
These images have a distinctly rendered look. 3D Studio Max ?
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How cool
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
This really is cool.
How innovative.

I would totally buy one.

Keep up the good work.

web design london
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Ruler of all that I see
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
This guy smokes pole
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Cool
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Hey Guys,

THIS IS VERY COOL. RESPECT!!
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Great Work!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Great work, what a gift to have that artistic talent, but what's the deal with that cheap $100 computer desk that its sitting on?
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already seen!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
http://zaverio.net does this from almost 3 years ... and they do laptops! smilies/smiley.gif
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Non-Green?
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
And plastic is green? LOL
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last one is a fake
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Last one is a fake, and is STickerd on
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japanese case
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
The japanese case would look even better with authentic 'shoji'--somewhat opaque paper on the windows--rather than clear glass (or plastic as the case may be). Glass makes all the insides too visible. Shoji paper would let some of the light through and would allow you to 'sort of' see what's inside. If paper would be too flimsy, then maybe a frosted glass. Japanese style tends to favor the we use it best canadian pharmacy hidden and hinted-at.
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just a guy
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Hey Cool, leaving aside your racism, I'm a cabinetmaker and I'd like to see you try to make that in a day. Especially with you being a carp and all, must make it hard to cialis for sale online hold your tools.
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still just a guy.
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Sorry cool, that should be directed at 'i could build that'
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one guy
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
hey d00d, you stole my tag! Since you're a cabinetmaker, I'd like to see you build that japanese case mod and http://zvezdegranda.rs/levitra-generic-brand bring it over to my place and install my motherboard and powersupply in it. You know my email address if you need any measurements.
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Oh dear
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
Some people just have too much spare time....
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Thanks for including me.
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
-Yes, the speakers in the last photo are Logitech X-530's.
-On the cheap $100 desk, ya I know it's crap, but I didn't have the tools at the time to make a new desk.
-The last photo (mine) is not fake by any means.
Here is a like to the in-progress photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwizard/sets/625883/

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written by Guest, May 02, 2006
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This is...
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
so beautiful!
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Cyberthuug
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
The jap case that took over 300 hours was a mod winner in Max PC min BS.
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FIRE!!!
written by Guest, May 02, 2006
is it a fire hazard?
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Shagzter
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
They are truly beautiful. And you eco-wankers can get off your hobby-horses, - OK it's entitled ecogeek - wooden computing, but that doesn't mean it has to be environmentally friendly. You drive a car and spew needless paper out of your laser printer, don't you?Ecology is the study of a whole environment, and how everything fits together, - here is a beautiful fusion of viagra 24 hour delivery nature and technology. Admire it, and praise its creator.

Having said that, the small question of shielding comes to mind, - do they comply with electronic emission guidelines? ;-)
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written by Guest, May 03, 2006
To all of you harping about the wood being "not eco", etc. Plastic is certainly not ecologically sound, and furthermore, comes from something that we can't make more of. Even rare woods can be grown. Add the cost of these things vs. plastic, and I seriously doubt that these items will eat up the rainforests. Certainly not by themselves.

Also, about the fire hazard: plastic also burns. I don't know the relative risks, but I wouldn't think these would ignite regularly. Remember TV sets, radios, record players, etc. were once put in wood cabinets.

As a fan of wood, I think these are great. And I seriously doubt that anyone could build that Japanese mod in a day with hand tools.
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a reply
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
and I seriously doubt that these items will eat up the rainforests. Certainly not by themselves.
you have any idea how many of these are manufactured in a day around the world?
Also, about the fire hazard: plastic also burns.
plastic melts and vaporizes at most.. wood burns (flamable)
Remember TV sets, radios, record players, etc. were once put in wood cabinets.
TV sets were the best price tramadol size of half the living room in those times, and radios and record players did not sping at 10000RPMs or had presscot processors that require extra venting on them.
As a fan of wood, I think these are great. And I seriously doubt that anyone could build that Japanese mod in a day with hand tools.
i do think wood is great, but it's not practical in this area.

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BrownBear
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You guys...
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
Are freakin' crackin' me up.

Werd.
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translation
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
"Ahorn" is Maple in German. The others are indeed exotic woods, that have the same name in English.
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Shagzter
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
And hey, if you could ever bring yourself to throw one of these exquisite pieces of craftsmanship onto the dump (I dunno, maybe you want the new ATX form factor in walnut), guess what? The wood will biodegrade in a most environmentally friendly fashion, whereas plastic and viagra online order metal cases won't.

As far as eating up the rainforests goes, one of the next closest competitors to paper is, believe it or not, single-use takeaway wooden chopsticks. Food for thought ;-)
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Practical?
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
Brownbear, you're confusing practical with functional. Art is by definition not practical. If you're concerned about fire, as it seems so many diggers are here, - what's going to levitra overnight delivery start a fire? Nothing in a PC case that gets hotter than boiling point is anywhere near the chassis. A properly built PC doesn't get hotter than 50C anywhere anyway, and if you're a hardcore overclocker who has watercooling and smoke extractors that vent to the outside of viagra sale uk your mother's basement, stick with your UltraChil case and stop bitching. These cases are not for the likes of you.

They might not be practical, but they are functional. And if using such equipment gives one pleasure and enjoyment, then to my mind what could be more practical?
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Amazing
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
realy. itis something new
and need to care
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Great, more trees die
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
I recall that computers were supposed to save trees and consume less paper. Now we waste more with inkjets and laserprinters...
Now this ? yes, some are craftwork, but we don't need this. We need computers that fix themselves!
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Kudos
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
It's nice seeing some patiently applied old world craftmanship applied to a new technology, it's a great juxtaposition and the mark of a healthy culture imho.
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Really ugly...
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
The wood really don't fits with computers. So please, stop wasting your time...
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[NZ] The Reflex
written by Guest, May 03, 2006
Wow what a stunning collection, we rely fat to much on metal and plastic these days, these are true works of art
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Oh man, I want to sell this stuff
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
I could market and http://www.pneumapaniagua.es/cialis-and-canada-custom sell this like crazy!
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I thought of this years ago. Wish i wou
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
Check out my masterpiece that I created with a couple of Air Force buddies back in 2003! www.computerrepairofnashville.com/coffeetable.html
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Research first, THEN complain...
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
Those who check out the sites mentioned in the article will learn more. The Japanese style mod actually includes a beautiful watercolor screen on one side... see the site. The German manufacturer's site explains their careful use of wood... they also produce a "stone" line in Corian. As for flammability, I've been living with wood products all over my home for over 50 years and nothing's spontaneously combusted yet -- not even the old wood cabinets next to the oven. The metal toaster, however, tried to set itself on fire once. Won't even have one of THOSE in the place anymore!
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yes, kudos
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
yes, please let's keep trying to keep some beauty in the world. These are great. I'd love to have any one of these (bamboo please) on my desk instead of price check 50mg viagra this black and argent vulgarity that currently hides under my desk. And to you pseudo-eco wankers complaining about this... did you leave your computer on overnight? yes? then SHUT UP!
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Very pretty
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
So - who is volunteering to do the pharmacy quality tramadol first wood and leather bound laptop, UMPC or PDA ?

PCs are furniture - but laptops, PDAs and UMPCs are fashion/jewellery. I think a leather and bamboo - or onyx and leather Palm Tx or LifeDrive would be sweet.
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Great
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
i would love to have one
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Beautiful.
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
Those are some stunning creations! Kudos to their creators.

For those whining about dead trees; I hope you have no wood furniture in your home, if you do you're a hypocrite.
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Bamboo Not Made of Hydrocarbons?
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
...I think you must mean petrochemicals. And yes, there is the possible lack of RF shielding to consider. Should be mitigable by ferritic mesh near or around the stronger sources in the PC.

Otherwise, excellent craftsmanship and design all around.
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exciting future
written by Guest, May 04, 2006
This should be the way for the future in computers which would create new jobs of us carvers - what do you think?
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...
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
ummmmmm no !
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I don\'t understand
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
QUOTE:
The wood really don't fits with computers. So please, stop wasting your time...

What's with these "I don't like so you shouldn't build/use"? Kinda self centered isn't it? I think hey are beautiful. If you don't like, That's perfectly fine, just move on to another article. I've been building/repairing compters for years. I really don't see any danger of fire here. I've seen both wooden and where to get cialis cheap bambo hot plates for hot dishes. What's the difference?
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What a load of bull
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
Wood easily catches fire!

Maybe thats why computers are made of metal....



Morons...
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wtf?
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
Wood is renewable whereas metals and plastic are not. Surely for this reason wood is MORE eco-friendly? I like the monitors and keyboards but somehow the wooden case just seems wrong.
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Katieh77
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
Holy Crap! Talk about heavy hardware again!! Hardware techs will break their backs again. BUT it does look good. It would SO go with my kitchen cabinets. (HAHA) whatever!
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Great Work done
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
Great work done. Keep it up to move the world forward with a friendly wood computer.kk
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hmmm
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
I like the way the last one is al nice wood - and it's on a tacky chipboard desk surrounded by plastic!

Otherwise - I wish I had one! Steve Jobs take note - wooden macs please!
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gimpchump
written by Guest, May 05, 2006
This is greener than cases that aren't biodegradable. But there's surely a fire risk for wood cases.
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Mac Mini
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
I'd LOVE to see a wooden Mac Mini case!
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Tuttle
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
Sure, it looks good, I won't deny that...but I just wonder about useful it'd be IRL.
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Mixed thoughts
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
These look wonderful. Wish I could have (afford) them but I bet most of these originally had plastic or metal cases that were just thrown away so many are negative on ecco benefits. Great if designed in wood to start. I wouldn't worry about fire if a little metal is used around AC wiring and chips have a little clearance and air.
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NikFra
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
BURN??? Yes, Wood will burn - so will Plastic. Problem - burning plastic stinks and the fumes are poisonous - burning wood smells just gooood and is not poisonous. If that's a problem, make your computer table look like a fireplace!!!
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Do it Yourself on the Cheat Side
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
Get some shelf paper that looks like wood and stick it on your stuff.
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jjjjj
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
Do you do anything in stone??
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written by Guest, May 06, 2006
I am not a computer expert nor ever wwill be but they are beautifully done and http://www.spotfodo.com/get-viagra-prescription I would be proud to have one
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No Peace Without Victory
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
The FCC would love to see the electrical emissions rating on these boxes.
Could keep your coffee warm for you though.
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I\'m daid thonk
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
hello I'm daid thonk, and i really like this.
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Try Leather
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
At a church rummage sale last week we offered an old RCA TV from the 60s in leather with white stiches. So weird and so old it didn't sell!

Go Habs Go!
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Eco Friendly?
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
I'm not commenting on the bits made from scratch out of wood, but surely replacing existing metal and plastic bits with wood means you have used both plastic and wood meaning 2 lots of natural resource usage.
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Wood is safer to use than man made mater
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
We waste trees every year when we throw out our Christmas trees. Creating computers out of a natural resource instead of using fake manufacturered stuff actually enhances the environment, not destroy it...
My mom's cousin still live in their completely 100 year old log house with a wooden stove, wooden sink, wooden beds, wooden tv stands, etc. Never had a fire either... (Their neighbors, however, with a modern home made with modern materials, burnt down twice and had to be rebuilt!) Both homes have full electricity.
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The Emperor Speaks
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
The beauty of cheap cialis with fast delivery wood blended with modern technolody is fitting, it honors the www.bm-cultura.de tree.
For the whiners posting here I would suggest another site or at least open a book now and then and attempt to learn something about wood; from seed to it's many uses.

A most fitting use for wood is accents within the building, instead of studs in the walls, and these qualify under that listing.
To those worried about this use destroying the rain forest, get a life, what you see here is easily built from the left over scraps of pallets and other wasteful uses wood is mostly subjected to.
Smaller things can be made of wood that is typically thrown away, ground up, or burned as unuseable by the majority.
As to the worry about fire; Wood can ignite at 451 degrees F. but you must sustain that temeperature for some time before a solid piece will ignite; you would probably burn out the CPU long before the wood caught fire. Just try holding a match to a piece of wood and see how long it takes before you actually get a flame, just be sure to stock up on lots of matches and bring some sleeping equipment because you'll be there a very long time.
The wooden case exhibited here is art with function, it takes talent to create such things and levitra for sale online that talent only comes through years of study and work. At some point you become a master of the craft and leave behind you many things that will last for generations, certainly longer than computer code, anyone still using BASIC or indulging in true hacking, its original meaning for you younger people means that you keep trimming [hacking away at] the code until you get to the smallest possible size.

Such beautiful creations as these from wood honor the tree that produced it, keeps it alive far longer. Yes far longer, not all trees live forever like a Redwood, some have a lifespan of less than 100 years. Food trees live far less and must be replaced from time to time if "you" are to be fed so using their wood to create things of beauty and function honors them into the eatingdisorderrecovery.com future.
Emperor Ho
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Dissapointed but not surprised
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
... pearls before swine.
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Safety of best rx tramadol wood
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
Yes, wood will burn. However its ignition point is higher than that of paper (also made of wood) Paper ignites at 451 degrees Farenheit or 233 degrees Celsius. So unless you are using your compuer as an electric room heater in the wintertime, You really wouldn't have to worry about it catching fire from the internal workings. It would have to be ignited by an outside source, Like the whole room already being on fire. And in that case I don't thing I would be too worried about my computer case joining in. And by the way most all plastics will ignite at lower temperatures than wood does.
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John
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
The EMI situation will be ghastly... a wooden case will leak RF radiation like a firehose. It's actually illegal to sell a wood-case PC in the USA or Europe... it would fail FCC/CE limits miserably.

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CEO
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
All you all ranking this dude or lost or have nothing to do except rip someones excellent workmanship. I'd back hand ya. Great work on the CPU and everything else. I do finish carpentery and know what it takes to make things right to the MM.
ArtG

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written by Guest, May 06, 2006
Very cool! I am only curious how heavy these would be. In thinking of wooden laptops and the like - How hard would they be to lug around? Also, are they stained? Is the stain flammable? What about termites? Ok, the last one was a joke.
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Judith
written by Guest, May 06, 2006
My dad loved making things from wood. He would've figured out how to do one of these too.
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written by Guest, May 06, 2006
All you need now is a fireplace screensaver.
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Nothing new here
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
The original Apple, before it was mass produced as the Apple ][ was a kit with a case made of wood.
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JoJo
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
Fabulous answer to the plasticene world that we live in. I'd pay what it costs (should I have the funds) for this. It's positively awesome and well worth it. Why should an already cut down tree go to waste??
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Tree Nelson
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
I am inspired by the beauty and elegance of the wood, and the need too integrate earths nature with our other more enological nature.
I am also surprised and disenchanted with the rudeness of some people.

Thanks for sharing this creativity.
God Bless
Tree
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NetWraith
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
My goodness I can't believe the rudness and misinformed posters here. I am a computer tech and can tell you that while there are some very warm components in a modern computer, mainly the CPU, they are no more likely to burst into flames in a wood case than anything else. As for EM emissions, many modern cases have plastic windows in the side panel, plastic bezels and so on, and there are many comercially available cases that are made entirely of lexan (Plastic). Perfectly legal in the US , Europe and elsewhere so I really don't know where you get your information from.

As for the discarding of metal and plastic to be replaced with wood, the hand made case would have been filled with individual components that you can buy online or at stores in most cities (I build all my own computers I've never and will never buy a brand name computer). As for the companies that make wooden monitors and so on, I doubt it would be a wise business idea to buy parts they don't need to replace them with wood. They would be buying the internals in bulk from manufacturers and putting their own cases on them. You don't honestly think that Dell designs and manufactures the LCD on your desk do you? Something like 70% of ALL LCD screens are made by Sharp. Get your facts straight before you complain.

And finally, I think these creations are wonderfull, and beautiful. I only wish I had the skill to create something so beautifull.
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EE
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
These pictures of wooden computers are a work of art. True woodworking craftsman are few and far between. From a EE perspective, as long as there is enough Forced Air across the components to keep them cool, why not.
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I Like It
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
I could build my own from one of these beautiful wooden cases and I guarentee it would
NOT catch on fire unless the whole house did first. Whats the brew-ha all about anyway ?
I like the rustic 18th century look,too !
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wood has nnother connotation
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
"I've got WOOD." tends to mean that you have the hots for someone and it shows in your pants.. 8-)

(look, if that other poster can say "fucking" i can allude to a hard male member)
billmorrow
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OH, one more thing
written by Guest, May 07, 2006
CROMEMCO (i think) did this in the early 1980's..
along the lines of danish modern furniture quality for their S-100 buss computers with persci floppy drives..

google cromemco to find out..

billmorrow
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my mouse wood
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
my woodmouse
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Not all wood is very flammable
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
To those people who are saying wood easily catches fire, there are many woods that are graded as having an equal or greater fire resistance than concrete (Ipe & Massaranduba for example)
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written by Guest, May 08, 2006
wow
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Urban Myth
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
Neither paper or chopsticks are made from rain forest wood. Paper comes from pine farms & most chopsticks are bamboo, a form of grass
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That wood look great...
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
..in my stylishly art-deco apartment!!!
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300 hours
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
Three hundered hours to build a wood computer box? I Think you should get a real job!
Carl
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Terriffic
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
Very good workmanship gone into it.
Well Done.
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Och Aye Scutt
written by Guest, May 08, 2006
Cleverly made.
must take a lot of patience making them.
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WoodTurnStyles
written by Guest, May 09, 2006
Absolutely fantastic! I could even turn
the mouse(s) on my lathe.
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Creativity isn\'t lost!!!
written by Guest, May 09, 2006
Thanks for giving me hope that not all is lost. Creativity is the glue that keeps our minds together.
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nice if you can afford it
written by Guest, May 09, 2006
quote - "lol that guy that claims that took 300 hours is on crack what a jew that shit isn't that hard i'm a carp IRl i could make that ina day"

spoken by a true tradesman - you jumped up little bludger, why don't you trot off and build us a set of stairs you manky yob, then maybe charge some old granny who doesn't know better a few grand for being able to drive a nailgun
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Naddie
written by Guest, May 09, 2006
I love all of them. I just love wood and if I had one of these I would be one happy camper
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written by Guest, May 09, 2006
It's so horrible, that I can't even watch it, for a sec.
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written by Guest, May 09, 2006
Beautiful. I made wooden cases for my first two computers (still have them). I had more cases than pieces to go in them, for example the empty keyboard cases. This was in the late 70's.

Wood burns, yes. So what? Old electronics were full of tubes (firebottles) and got _much_ hotter than this new stuff, yet were usually wooden. Fools.
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Form and function: Art
written by Guest, May 10, 2006
I love them. Just looking at them is a pleasure.
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i pod
written by Guest, May 10, 2006
in the last picture is that a little wooden i pod?
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Amazing
written by Guest, May 10, 2006
I'd just like to say that they are absolutley stunning. The craftmanship is second to none .. well done.

To those who say find something better to do I say the same back .. stop moaning

And as for fire hazard ..
At the moment the disposal of pc's in China at the moment is a serious environmental issue ( more so than cutting down trees )and they are actually building disposable cardboard pc cases.
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impressive
written by Guest, May 10, 2006
would blend into most homes
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Jasmine
written by Guest, May 10, 2006
I didn't notice any prices listed. I have a feeling that they are as expensive as they are beautiful!
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well dressed computer
written by Guest, May 10, 2006

WOW very elegant looking, I want one,so much more natural then plastic
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vern
written by Guest, May 13, 2006
I think most of u guys need to get a life!
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Steve
written by Guest, May 13, 2006
Does it come in lap-top also ???
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Keith
written by Guest, May 14, 2006
This would be a great opertunity for the computer company's to make extra profit.
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Friggin awesom
written by a guest, May 16, 2006
This is like friggin awesome and friggin great. Never seen anything this narly and stuff. If you drive a "woody" you certainly need stuff like that, for the friggin picture. Awesome
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Very Nice woodwork
written by a guest, May 17, 2006
I think this is beautiful woodworking. smilies/smiley.gif

Thomas Boettcher
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i desire one* \"quero todos\"
written by a guest, May 19, 2006
obs*= all; oh man, pretty work!

obs*= todos; cara, que belo trabalho!(BRA)
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Don\'t listen to them
written by a guest, May 21, 2006
These are beautiful works in wood. I have a cabinetmaking business, and I know what it takes to make stuff like this, and it's very nice work. I can't believe how people can ruin things with all the criticism...tell me, what have you made lately? If you can afford it, there's nothing wrong with these things, they're not going to burn up, or anything. They are beautiful.
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Endangered hardwoods?
written by a guest, May 21, 2006
Oh, me again, and what's with the "endangered hardwoods" crap? Do you actually know what hardwoods are endangered? Hmmm? No, you don't. Go hug a tree.
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Wood You?
written by a guest, May 22, 2006
These are truly works of art. Sure makes the often mundane task of computing that much more luxurious!
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Grow Up guys
written by a guest, May 25, 2006
On the off chance I happened to come accross this site and saw my case (sangaku) featured on it. Great article by the way, i wasn't aware of all of the other wooden cases out there, besides zapwizards of course. A lot of you are really immature about this kind of stuff and if its not to your personal taste then fine, but you can at least appreciate it, unless you're not human or just a complete ass. Thank you to everyone who appreciates and respects everything that I and the other craftsman do, we do this work for you guys anyway and not those who don't appreciate it.



Nicholas Falzone

www.nickfalzonedesign.com
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Endangered hardwood?
written by a guest, May 25, 2006
I guess we should stop building houses too. A couple nice looking computer cases made out of wood will really destroy the world. Oh, and stop writing on paper and wiping your ass too!
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Wanted to try it , but never did!
written by a guest, May 27, 2006
Hello I just wanted to say that I do indeed like the style, skill, and time that was invested into this design. I have thought about it over the years but my lack of wood working skills are low. LOL I am a tech in the military so I know about issues with PC's, also I custom build PC's on a weekly basis. I do have a few questions that I never solved for instance. I have thought about transfering my LCD into a custom built wooden enclosure but I see no point unless I could lower the temperatures right?? I was wondering did you add ventilation to the LCD enclosure? Also the Case needs custom air flow expecialy for the newer parts, that generate more and more heat as the power consumption increases. Did you think of that? Just wondering the case looks a little too small for good ventilation for the newer computer parts. So if you wouldn't mind could you tell us all what are your case temps, CPU temps,LCD temps. Not that i doubt your work I think it is the best use oof wood on , in , or around a PC i have ever seen!
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Temps
written by a guest, May 27, 2006
I'm not sure who you are asking but just as an example, Sangaku has really good air flow and the case temps aren't too much over ambient with the CPU being around 31-36 celcius. I know Zapwizards case is watercooled though so its probably better in his.



Nicholas Falzone
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Fire Hazard ???
written by a guest, May 29, 2006
Yeah, wood does burn but does not give off the noxious gases that most plastics do when burned. These cases are beautiful but useful??? It's just like customizing your car. It's not that it is more useful but may be prettier in the owners eyes. They would work just as well sitting on a reclaimed pallet with a bucket over them to keep the rain off.
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Wood IS Eco-Friendly - Just Choose the R
written by a guest, June 04, 2006
Wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council is perfectly eco-friendly. Clear cutting old-growth forests is a terrible thing, so just don't buy any wood products made of endangered species. Trees today are farmed for the express purpose of the lumber/paper industries, providing jobs and making use of our renewable resources. The manufacturing of plastics is extremely polluting and is depleting our non-renewable resources. I'm not sure if i'd go so far as to buy a wooden computer, but if it's your thing... go for it!
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Great Looking
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
Keep up the wood work
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No use!
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
I got a wooden computer and chucked it out! Wooden work! Ha ha
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Easy to take pot shots....
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
It's easy to be critical, just sit back and enjoy the magestic beauty and innovation. Put any negative energy to positive energy that will better the future! :-) NFPARIBIT
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DAM
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
When trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide form the atmosphere. When they rot on the forest floor they give carbon dioxide back to the atmosphere. Trees don't live forever. Humans take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Humans don't live forever. If you interrupt this endless cycle, by building things out of wood, you remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for a longer time. So, logically, to remove the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to balance the ever growing population, one should preserve more things made from wood. There is an alternative though for those who don’t follow the logic. Their own elimination from the ecosystem would reduce the carbon dioxide and save the rest of us.
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Humour
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
NFPARIBIT:- I can see that humour does not grow on trees..... chill man.
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Don\'t worry...
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
Don't worry about the trees, they cut down the rainforest anyway to make room for development.



But, the bottom line is, God is still in control. Don't worry about this world!



Nice looking cases. No, they won't burn, either, not from the heat a PC will generate.
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PyroBlazers material
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
Ha!! This is great! Looks cool now, and when it's old and people through it away, the wood (minus the guts) will be great for a Friday night backyard fire.
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Spelling challenged
written by a guest, June 05, 2006
Okay... people will THROW this stuff away, when it's old. Me typum good. Throw the keyboard in the fire...
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A slightly different interpretation
written by a guest, June 06, 2006
When I first saw the one that everyone is describing as Japanese, I thought it needed a "Dr. Who" doll stepping out of it.



Oh, and on the 300-hour thing... certainly you can make a wooden box in less than 300 hours, and if you're making thousands of wooden boxes then you'll arrange for each one to make minutes not hours...



but if you're making ONE wooden box, and you want it to be a really really elegant and top-quality wooden box while also fitting all the requirements (ventilation, ports, etc.) of a computer case, and "mass production" in your woodshop is when you make two of something, then yes I can see 300 hours for one box.
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Build it in a day ?? Yea right
written by a guest, June 06, 2006
That guy that thinks he can build it in a day must also do heart surgeries in between chats on his net
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the bear
written by a guest, June 06, 2006
Holz Kontor translates from German as "wooden office"
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More on Mahogany
written by a guest, June 07, 2006
There are a number of kinds of Mahogany. It used to be used a great deal in building yachts, back in the days of "Wooden Yachts and Iron Skippers!" The best is "Honduras Mahogany", but I don't think there's much left now. Brazilian is not quite as good, and I don't know if any of it is grown in Timber Plantations or not. Then there's Phillipine Mahogany, which is lousy stuff. Actually, it's not even a true mahogany, but is more like pine, or something. If you see "mahogany" at your local Home Building store, it's likely Phillipine.



BTW, I love those wooden computer parts!



Jim
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Bamboo should be the case material-
written by a guest, June 12, 2006
-if wood is used. You can stain it, if you wish, to appear any wood tone.



Bamboo is a very nice, renewable resource...
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It\'s Very Impressive
written by a guest, June 15, 2006
What you all laughing at ? It's excellent craftsmanship.



I made a wooden kettle once. It would have been alright as well, but I left it plugged in by mistake and it burnt my house down.
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to Nick Falzone
written by a guest, June 22, 2006
That's beautiful work Nick, as good as some of the custom carved rifle stocks i've see come through my gunsmithing shop. You know what you've done, and that it is good, ignore the "critics".
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Bamboo is not wood
written by a guest, June 22, 2006
Bamboo is not wood, but a very fast growing grass. Bamboo can grow from 1 foot to 4 feet per day under ideal growing conditions.
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Bamboo vs. plastic
written by a guest, June 23, 2006
Can you imagine if Microsoft and Apple decided to replace all plastic with farmed bambbo? hell, can you imagaine how much bamboo they could grow if they FARMED it?
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Green or not - feedback?
written by a guest, June 27, 2006
There seems to be quite a few posts here that imply these aren't as 'eco' as they should be - but no feedback or defense...



Are the powers that be going to reply?

If I knew the answer, I might consider looking into one.
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nice novelty, nice craftsmanship
written by a guest, June 29, 2006
I like the nice quality one's shown, but lets face it nay sayers, there will never be a big market for these anyway. You guys that think it ridiculous, just keep your plastic crap, and people who wanna make a statement with something different in wood, well, this might be for them. Big companies will never touch it though, because it is too labor intensive. The real future for it is if somebody makes all the stuff for the case in plastic, and designs it to fit wood covers onto the plastic pieces. Then the chinese guys can still make it affordable with a thousand percent markup, and if you wanna change styles, they can sell you a revamp face kit for an exorbitant price, like the stupid colored palm rests on my Dell 8100 laptop.



Either way I have to say as a furniture maker, I am totally respectful of the work these people have put forth, and anybody that doesn't respect it, at the bery least for that, is just clueless how to make anything out of a piece of wood.
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Yeah like that\'ll happen!!!
written by a guest, June 29, 2006
They'll just make the wood pieces out of plastic too, and paint them in wood grain like some of those palm rests you're talking about, and then it'll all be plastic again!!!
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Take some time to read this...
written by a guest, July 02, 2006
Does ANYONE of you ignorant internet browsing, stupid, egotistical morons even have an iota of an idea to what kind of work goes into something like that? Unbelieveable to hear these stupid comments like "I could build it in a day" or "Get a life". Well MAYBE if you got off you nice big coumfy computer chair or your overstuffed sofa, stop acting like a complete lazy ass joke to society, and actually COMPLETE something so creative as to take something like a boring plastic 2 tone computer system into a beautiful piece of art. I am SICKENED to see such awful behavior as such to put someone down for something someone put their full heart and creativity into. I am going to take it some of the people who posted here saying rude things are people who for example, love things like Cars, trucks, racing, collecting of some sort. Well lets say you posted online about something you loved, say your most prized posession, your car for example. Say you put all your spare money and time into it, just so you can look good driving down the road. Now say EVERYONE who saw you said "HEY! Your car is a piece of CRAP, get that stupid thing off the road!" Now i'm pretty sure that you would not be too happy about that now would you? If you are the arrogant types I think you people are, you would probably yell back some obscenities to them. Now would you or would you not have felt better if they didn't exactly LIKE your car, but decided not to say anything. Well I am thinking most likely you would be very happy still. Now see coming on this website, and actually going OUT of your way, taking time to say something RUDE about something someone else has done. Maybe you get some sort of satisfaction from that? Maybe you just don't have enough of a brain to think it through completely, to think whos feelings you might be hurting in the process of this. No, of course you wouldn't think that far ahead, just like that guy on the street. Good job, now whoever reads your unbelieveably rude comments about their VERY WELL DONE creative work, they will be hurt because of that.



I think those above photos are portraits of individual works of art, and I pity anyone who thinks otherwise. For they do not know the amazing thing they are lucky enough to view.



My name is John Collier, I am a Computer Hardware Engineer, and if you feel like sending me a reply to this message, you indeed can. The address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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nothing
written by a guest, July 08, 2006
there is nothing on here get rid of this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bone?
written by a guest, July 11, 2006
I'd like to see a case mod made from the thick skulls of some of the neanderthals who posted above. mwahaha.
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more eco ranting
written by a guest, July 11, 2006
For those of you who say that wood is inherently worse than metal, please keep in mind that strip mining does a lot more damage. There are plenty of ways to use wood in a more ecologically friendly manor, then there are to use aluminum alloys. ;_;



Of course mahogany is not an option.
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That\'s insane.
written by a guest, August 01, 2006
I want one! ^-^
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written by a guest, August 12, 2006
I've got three mahogany trees in my front yard and I don't live in the Amazon...just south FL.
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Carpenter
written by a guest, August 30, 2006
I think is an awsome idea, and it takes skills to do this type of projects. For those that do not agree should try to come out with something better if they think they have the skills to do so. If it took 300 hours to do this project that's good it kept the person busy, unlike other people that spend 300 hours doing nothing or just talking s#%!t about someone who came out with something good.
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written by uzaktan egitim, May 04, 2008
There seems to be quite a few posts here that imply these aren't as 'eco' as they should be - but no feedback or defense...
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A great idea
written by A Nerdfighter, June 11, 2008
I think this is a great idea, provided they are made totally from wood, and the casings aren't replacing their already existing plastic brethren. I love the bamboo ones. They are beautiful. I think when this laptop becomes defunct enough or breaks, my next computer is going to be made of wood. Some of those are beautiful.
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written by xxx, June 24, 2008
Quote "Wood easily catches fire!

Maybe thats why computers are made of metal...."

Nice try, but computers are made of plastic, which, incidentally, would melt as soon as soon as the wood would catch fire.
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hi
written by santosh, September 16, 2008
Its wonderful idea to transform all offices loaded with plastic and metal comuters to wooden computers. I was thinking of the same idea and searched it on google, shit man!! u got this idea little early to me, I m jealous, well keep it up. Real GREAT WORK
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beautiful craftmanship!
written by guest, September 18, 2008
I stumbled across this idea today...of wooden computer cases! I'm building my computer and after reviewing the spaceship boxes (ref: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...6811208005 ) which my wife WOULD NOT allow in the living room. The idea of wood to match the furniture is fantastic! The artisans here are brilliant in design and execution and receive my praise.

...I hate to get involved, but people's comments bashing the artwork here is mean and uncalled for. And as a geologist having worked with both oil and ecologists: some of you need more education and less fanaticism to find some balance. Energy involved to create plastics >> growing a tree, per volume material. And if you want to talk about toxins emitted during production of plastics from upstream to consumer shelf: vs. wood? wow. somebody is clueless. Beautiful and creative work here folks!
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written by DrNat, October 14, 2008
Bamboo is the timber of choice for sustainability and renewability. It is the fastest growing plant on the planet. Some species grow meters in days. It is harvested and regrows itself naturally from rhizomes/roots without pesticides or fertilisers and has minimal rain water requirements.
Bamboo has excellent heat resistance. A filament of carbonised bamboo was a key component in Thomas Edison's first commercially viable lightbulb.
Bamboo biodegrades without polluting the environment. Unlike plastics which pollute the environment for centuries and are polluting our food chain. We are literally eating those plastic contaminants in our food from plastic wraps, bottles etc and discarded plastic waste. Not healthy.
I think a wood iphone is a lovely idea. Wood is a very attractive, natural material and each piece is completely unique.
Wood absorbs moisture, but water and electronics are not a good combination anyway.
Mixed species forest farming of cabinet timbers is designed to be economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

The simplest definition of sustainability is meeting our needs in harmony with earth and all her inhabitants. Harmony means balance of give and take. Give what you can and take only what you need. Educate yourself and don't wait to be saved. Praise those who are the innovators who are taking the baby steps towards sustainable living and support them by your consumer choices. We can not necessarily achieve everything all at once by ourselves, but we can each play our part in the process, and by working together can rebuild and restore our polluted world to her pristine condition and still have all our modern conveniences and technology.
These are excellent products well done. Support these initiatives, as consumers your choices make the difference. We are responsible for everything and everyone in this world and what we do to each other we do to ourselves. If you send out bad thoughts, words and deeds, that is what comes back at you eventually. Better to send out good thoughts, words and deeds if that is what you would like to receive yourself. Small actions have large flow on effects. Remember that, play nicely, learn, educate yourself, and choose wisely for a better future.
Thank you to the inventor for your wonderful initiative. We have created such a complicated world to live in, wouldn't it be better to get back to basics and simplify everything as much as possible. Reward for effort and acknowledgement where it is due.
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wow
written by ian, October 26, 2008
i can't believe people are bashing on this. I understand that these works of art won't match the rest of your mom's basement. I also understand that you don't understand the concept of supply and demand. I know its hard to believe that there are grown ups that use computers too. We don't all want spaceships in our office.

and as to the problem that its a fire hazard, edelbrock makes wooden carburetor spacers for high performance engines. they do it because it keeps more heat out of the air. I'm pretty sure that these muscle car engines get a little hotter than your little spaceship computer.


bottom line: very smart and beautiful idea
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Epic Fail to the whiners
written by Baffled & Awestruck, January 15, 2009
I quite agree with a few of the more intelligent posted comments on this blog. No need to worry about the wood catch on fire. Also to all the whiners about EMI & RF leakage, there are solutions to EMI & RF leakage coming from a wooden case that I bet none of those whom whined considered. There were a few solutions mentioned. I was thinking that if the case was made of thick enough wood scrap one could make a slot in the wood running down the center mass hopefully the wood would be able to be drilled or sawed into having such a slot for adding more shielding directly into the wood of the case. Also One could simple add shielding to the inside of the case. If they were truly concered, then I would suggest reading up on EMI & RF Leakage. There are many design ideas that are possible & would be functional. Although I highly doubt anyone considered how easy it would be to recycle said parts that weren't made of plastic or serveral other points that could be made.
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Wooden Computers
written by TestKing, February 19, 2009
Wow...! So amazing and wonderful. Eyes do not believe on these computers. It will be prove in future durable and comfortable. I want to buy this computer because I love it now but I am in exam N10-003 CompTIA Network+ Certification. I found many interesting and amazing information in you site so I want to say thank you.
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Good job
written by Dan, February 28, 2009
Great idea, i'm planning to build a "green" case, for all of those above with statments about fire, wood is much more stable in a fire than metal and is more resistant to heat. i'm planning to do a mini horisantal case with nothing but wood , glue, fasteners and the components inside.
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Very Nice
written by james West, September 15, 2009
wow, loads of people, even shops are starting to do this now
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Why??
written by Loki, January 21, 2010
Do you all seem so concerned about fire?? If it's treated properly and the correct panels/sheilds to reflect the heat are put in place there wouldn't be a problem - Don't forget they used to make TV's out of wood only 45/50 years ago - and those old tube TV's get alot hotter than any shitty dual core CPU would... If you don't have something constructive to say lol why bother saying it - bored and lonely??
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Nice Work
written by Testking 70-290, June 29, 2010
Beautiful designs made of sustainable materials. Mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, even the mouse pad, all now available in wood.

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