Ive never really given pedals and effects much thought until recently. Im kind of handy I guess you could say so I decided to build my own pedal board. It only cost me about $6 dollars in materials besides the paint. I had to buy a lot of cans of paint at 3-4 dollars a piece, but in the end I maybe only used one full can total. I used half of a can of clear coat, and I should have used more. I figure I have about $12 in it total. I put a couple 12 gauge primers in the front and even came up with a cheesy name brand. I thought about making some plain black ones and trying to sell them. I don't know though. Pre paint. I beveled the edges. I didn't want my patch cables rubbing on a sharp surface. If I built another one I would probably do the edges on the under side as well.