Building the DIY EuroTile Case

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Part I: Assembling the Case

Tools and Materials:

  • PVA Wood glue. We recommend Gorilla Wood Glue due to its long open work time and short clamping time. Other glues will work but you may have less time to align all the parts before the glue starts to set, and you may need to add five minutes to the clamp time.
  • A dozen small clamps
    • Clothes pins or binder clips can be used.
  • Four or more medium clamps
  • Four medium rubber bands
  • Toothpick or scraper for removing glue from inside corners

Gather the tools and panels shown here.

Begin by gluing both inner side panels.

Each of the panels consists of an INNER SIDE and an OUTER SIDE.

Put a small amount of glue on the INNER SIDE panel and place over the OUTER SIDE panel, aligning the bottom of the INNER SIDE panel to the line across the bottom of the OUTER SIDE panel.

Part II: Surface Finishing


Now is a good time to apply a finish for appearance and protection.

A quick, easy, and durable finish is simply a few coats of lacquer from a spray can. This will protect the surface and will be dry and ready for final assembly in a few hours. Check out this video.

Other finishing options are staining, dying, painting, etc.

Lacquer on bare wood

Black stain, rubbed out Wood Dye (Purple) + Lacquer Stain (Mahogany) Black stain, rubbed out + Lacquer Wood Dye (Red) + Lacquer

Part III: Putting It All Together

Instructions for power PCB in a separate document (TBD: link).