I own a few effects pedals that I, as an occasionally gigging guitarist, was getting tired of packing up, routing cables for, and hauling around separately. I wanted a nice, compact, clean and integrated unit that would handle all of my (3) effects and a tuner simultaneously and make it easy to carry between shows while dodging my adoring fans (2).
Featuring hand oiled birch ply, antiqued brass hardware, even leather strapping, the custom box regularly fetches quesions from other guitarists who notice how clean the setup is compared to the mess most pedal boards are. Each pedal is firmly bolted to the board via exisiting screw mounts so they can be removed without compromising security. It also cleanly houses a hacked Sabine phrase sampler used as a cheap loop station until it was replaced with a Boomerang.