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Game Chest by Obsidian-Asphodel Game Chest by Obsidian-Asphodel


Big projects get big descriptions

Here we go


This is a game chest

Originally designed to very closely resemble a chest from ocarina of time

Due to some structural requirements I modified the design’s form

With the new form I decided to make some intentional aesthetic changes to fit best with the shape

Hence why the iron banding is partial, and chrome instead of black iron


Unfortunately I could not procure or be bothered to create a large key lock with keyhole and oversize key,

Instead the chest is locked with a puzzle lock that requires three keys and a specific sequence to open…

If you want to know more about the lock or buy your own


The chest is purposed to the task of operating and storing my entire video game collection

Not a huge collection and only three systems

I know shame on me

But I’m not too huge a gamer

So what I've got is more than satisfactory for me

The Wii is one of the backwards compatible models

So the third system although it isn't obvious is the Gamecube


As you can see there is a reasonably sized flat screen built into the box

With some reasonable speakers flanking it

I didn't want too huge a screen

Because let’s be honest; the bigger the screen,

The worse N64 games end up looking


The box visible between the Wii and the N64 is a switch

Because of it I don’t have to change cables - ever

All I have to do to select which system shows up on the screen is press a button on the switch


As you can see the lid of the box houses the screen and speakers

the top section of the box houses the consoles

the middle section houses the remotes

and the bottom section houses the games

The bottom section also stores most of the electrical cables when not in use

They feed out through the small hatch in the back

By way of multiple plug ports those two electric cables run everything in the box

All I have to do is plug it in and the whole thing comes to life

It’s not too visible, but the middle section also houses the Wiimote charger

And at the very back of the middle section I have secured the entirety of the excess game cables

The whole reason I had the idea to make this box

To not have to deal with a jumble of cables around the television every time I switched systems or set up

They might look a mess- but they are firmly locked out of the way


I not sure how heavy it is

But it is by no means light

And I have no idea how much money I've invested in it

Several hundred dollars of hardware at least

 (hardware: screws, hinges, handles, metal accessories to woodwork)

However the wood was super cheap

Normally not something used for more than shelving

The majority of the box is constructed from really budget press board plywood

A bad idea in most circumstances- it’s not a very structurally sound material

However given the close proximity, and multitude of framing parts and reinforcements  

This box is a tank


And yes the inside of the box is a lighter shade of brown than the outside- no faux weathered finish inside- 

cause the inside wouldn't be weathered if the box was sealed-

And I don’t want to hear about how the game tray is not painted or finished

I had to leave it in raw wood because of how the Gamecube discs are stored

I didn't want paint, furniture oil, wood stain or anything else getting on the discs

So that wood gets to stay raw

Most of the Gamecube discs are in a specific order-

So I know where to find what I’m looking for


Also just to note

It’s not weather tight

That is to say it’s not meant for outdoor use

It’s only outside for better lighting for photos

And while I’m noting things

It is worth noting that this image is significantly reduced in size

DA would not let me load the 334 MB image that Photoshop originally spat out


And finally

I would really rather not have to list off all the games I have

I’m pretty lazy

And checking to see what I've all got would be quite the bothersome chore


Add a Comment:
DarkWizardKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
It is a wonderful piece of art and the best way to store gaming stuff.
DepartmentM Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good god this is C L U T C H! I work with wood a bit - I can only guess how much hard work went into this. It's beautiful. Excellent work. 
Obsidian-Asphodel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
JasperK-StoneKing Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
This is totally like . . . Wow. . .
All that hard work to store your gaming stuff (and those cables!!)   
It certainly turned out epic.  I hope it is as useful as it is awesome!
Obsidian-Asphodel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It works fantastic
I couldn't be more happy with it
JasperK-StoneKing Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
:D (Big Grin) 
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November 19, 2013
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1/200 second
Focal Length
20 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 19, 2013, 12:58:00 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows