Time has come to give my cab some protection. Slip covers are just gonna get torn to shreds going on the road, and I really don't want to even take the risk. So, road cases, here I come. I found Trans Continental Hardware's site, and Star Cases site, and after wood and whatnot I figured it'd cost me a whole LOT less than buying from the cheapest of road case manufacturers (a little less than $500 from affordable road cases, $700 from calzone) and it can't be that hard. I'm handy with tools, and I can rivet everything together, glue the laminate onto the wood, etc, it really doesn't seem too tough, and I have buddies who will help me out if need be. So, is it really that easy? I mean I've seen bands that have made their own road cases to one extent or another. Is there something I'm missing, like some fancy wood trick that only case makers know? My whole band is in need of cases, and if I can make them and save us a bit of cash, then sweet. Should I go with a pro built case and shell out a lot of money that I don't have, or just do it myself?