As you’ll have seen from some of my recent posts, I’ve recently taken to making my modular panels out of aluminium. This post describes the process that I go through to make each one.
Finding the best approach
By far the best approach to making good-looking, durable and accurate panels for your DIY modular is to get someone else with good precision engineering skills to do it for you. However, this method will come with drawbacks:
- You may well have to pay for the work, and you won’t have control of the cost
- If you don’t have to pay for it, you may have to wait for results, effectively putting your build schedule into someone else’s control
- You’ll probably have to develop a whole bunch of extra skills around CAD drawing; effectively, you’re trading acquiring one set of skills (making) for another (describing what you want to make)
- Where’s the…
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