When you’re in the market for a new eurorack cabinet or case for your studio, the choice of materials used is an important factor to consider. Among the options, there's a debate between solid wood and plywood, and there are many reasons why solid wood is the clear winner. Here are some of the key benefits that you should consider:
Durability Solid wood furniture is exceptionally durable compared to sheet goods like plywood, particle board, MDF, or melamine. If your solid wood eurorack cabinet gets scratched, it’s easy to repair. On the other hand, sheet goods are almost impossible to repair, leaving an unsightly gouge that reveals the layers of glue and inexpensive veneer or sawdust.
Easy to upkeep Maintaining a solid wood modular synth/eurorack cabinet is surprisingly easy. A simple wipe down with a soft cloth is all that is needed to remove any dust buildup. For a sleek shine, you can use a wax designed for wood. Cleaning with general household cleaners can cause damage and even peel off the finish. Any scratches or dents in your wood modular synth cabinet can be easily sanded out.
One of a kind Solid wood eurorack cabinets offer a unique grain pattern and color. No two pieces of wood are the same, ensuring that every eurorack cabinet made is one of a kind. With mass-produced plastic and composite cabinets, they all look exactly the same. But with a solid wood modular synth cabinet, you can be assured that each piece is unique, adding character and style to your studio.
Sustainability Wooden furniture is a sustainable option compared to plastic or metal. Manmade materials are not renewable, and mass-produced furniture is often considered a disposable item. On the other hand, wooden furniture is kept for generations and is typically a one-time purchase. At Needham Woodworks, we use sustainably grown wood sourced from the Pacific Northwest that is ethically harvested, ensuring that we replace the trees we use by planting supplemental trees.
If you're in the market for a durable, unique, and sustainable eurorack cabinet or case, then solid wood is the clear choice. Contact Needham Woodworks today to learn more about our custom eurorack cabinets and cases made from the finest sustainably grown wood, built to last a lifetime.