Making tables with built-in computers is undoubtedly a modern trend in PC modding, with more and more modding enthusiasts deciding to combine the enclosure of their PC with their work desk (or rather computer desk ;)). The popularity of such solutions among enthusiasts is quite easy to explain: making a hybrid of a desk and computer case is a good way to “kill a few birds” with one modding project, i.e. free up space on and under the desk, while getting a gigantic PC enclosure, which will easily accommodate all your hardware components and provide convenient and easy access to it.
And while modding enthusiasts used similar solutions before, tables with built-in computers became far more popular after the dutch modding enthusiasts L3p made his L3p D3sk project and showed everyone that these kind of hybrids, aside from all of their other advantages, can also be stylish. The new modding project called Classic Computer Desk, recently completed by enthusiast jjgoertz, is an another confirmation of this trend.
Since jjgoertz likes the texture of wood, he chose birch plywood as the main building material for his project, which he later stained and covered with clear varnish. When constructing the Classic Computer Desk modding project, jjgoertz identified such main priorities: good air circulation inside the case, minimal noise levels, a possibility of installing a watercooling system, while also having a large working area. In addition to building his desk-computer, jjgoertz used the same birch plywood to also construct a set of two 3-way speakers, which are consistent in their style with the table.
If you’re interested in the Classic Computer Desk project, then you can get more details about it and its build process by visiting the appropriate worklog.