The side and rear panels mounted, all of which are 3/4" MDF. I originally planned on using 5/8" but none (and I did search) was available in my area. My Home Depot does not carry it.
Here is my finished control panel on my cabinet. It is not mounted yet, just testing. Neither the front panel or the monitor baffle are mounted yet either. The sides are ready for laminate. The front and back panels as well as the inside lips of the side panels have been painted black.
Step 2: lay dowels on the side panel and lay the laminate on top. Remove the dowels one at a time, and use a rolling pin (with a lot of force) to adhere both sides together.
Here is the finished side, with the monitor mounted back in. I was very concerned with the mounting and placement of this heavy monitor. I must have mounted/un-mounted this beast 4-5 times.
Here's what I started with, this is my frame. The boards were all cut to length and all the joints are lap cut with a table saw. The frame is assembled with screws and wood glue. The bottom board is 3/4" MDF with 4 3" casters mounted to it (a necessity for movement)
Here is my cabinet somewhat assembled. If you are attempting to build your own, I recommend you test out fittings by partly putting it together before any of the finishing work is done (make sure your monitor fits, control panel sits right) This does take extra time, but well worth the effort.
Laminate step one: apply adhesive to both sides and let dry.
Step 3: Use a router to trim the laminate flush to the edge of the side panel. Move in a counter clockwise direction. Lift that heavy cabinet up and repeat on the other side. (aren't those safety glasses awesome?)
I was especially concerned with the back of the monitor, it didn't seem right to let it hang, the angle iron I used to mount it in the front was strong, though it would wiggle with force. I made this brace as a precaution.

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