Upcycled printer enclosure


I’ve made a pretty cabinet that I thought you’d all like to see it. I enclosed my printer for two reasons, firstly because I was starting to get a very bad cough every time I printed anything and secondly because we got a cat who is very curious about anything that moves. Here’s a list of the bits I used.

I found the 800x400x1100mm glass cabinet in a junk yard here> http://www.steptoesyard.com/
The spot lights inside didn’t work so I fitted these LED stip lights> http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-flexible-rgb-mains-powered-strip-lighting-kit-a99ku
I fitted a super quiet PC case fan using the 12V power from the LED lights> http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/corsair-air-series-af140-quiet-edition-140mm-fan-n84qq
Covered the fan with mesh> http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/akasa-140mm-aluminium-fan-filter-a03nn
I fitted a variable speed controller but the fan is so quiet I just leave it at full speed.
On the exhaust I made some adapters to mount two Roomba Hepa filters I got from here> https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01GJQQ0VG/
The glass shelf support brackets were missing so I made them.
For the spool holder I made two big hooks to support a 1 inch broom handle covered in slippery cable ties.
The whole thing is sitting on a shelf made from 3 x 1200mm Twinslot shelving uprights with 3 x 470mm arms.
The only thing missing now is a door handle!


Wow… it looks awesome!