Just wondered if any one would be able to suggest a neat and simple way to fasten the top plate to the wooden base that won't compromise the clean look too much? I was thinking of drilling holes in the plate and securing to wooden blocks on the inside of the wooden frame, but it seems like it might all get a bit tight under there especially with the possibility of future upgrades.
or do you all just leave the plate resting on the frame? It seems that for removing tubes & headphones it might be useful to have it secured - as well as to deter to curious hands.
Any ideas/experience/pictures would much appreciated.
Not sure it is a "clean" enough solution, but I used some leftover pan-head cabinet screws I had sitting around and mounted them just outside the edge of the top plate. I drilled pilot holes and then widened the top of the openings a bit so that the screws would sit countersunk below the outer edge of the base cabinet. Probably used too many with three on each side, one up front and one in the back - but I was taking it to a headphone meet and didn't want to constantly police the changing of headphones and sources.