This illustration is not from me. But I will realise a case in the same style. A laser engraved frontplate is not a problem. We have such engraving machines in the company, where I work. I will order the complete milled and engraved case form the company.
Btw, FYI, the case I used for this rendering is this one: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=HM894-ND. On a humorous note, I noticed Hammond makes aluminum enclosure with Walnut sides...very retro indeed! http://www.hammondmfg.com/dwg21CWW.htm
This enclosure with walnut sides looks very nice. Thx for the advice with the aluminium enclosure. My first idea was to buy a aluminium enclosure like this
http://www.reichelt.de/Proma-Gehaeuse/G ... 89954f4c81
and saw it in 2 smaller pieces. So I will get 2 smaller enclosures for half Euro-PCB size (100 x 80 mm) from one like this: