The beginning: I started with a stock Pedaltrain PT-2 and Pedal Props Pedal Pal. I like Pedaltrain's pedalboards; they are light, strong, easily modified and priced right. I like the Pedal Pal to minimize setup and to keep the treadle pedals on a flat surface, although finding a case is either expensive or an exercise in patience. Power: I knew I wanted to use a Modtone Power Plant and Voodoo Lab ISO-5 underneath the board to power my pedals. I got the extra mounting brackets from GuitarEffectsPedals.com. FYI, the Modtone Power Plant's rear in / out spacing is a little wider than the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2's. (The ISO5 is a little tall. I had to bend the mounting brackets.) I had to saw a new hole to connect the the main IEC power input for the Modtone Power Supply. My PT-2's hole size was just over 1 3/8". I used a 1 3/8" hole saw and it looks right. I really want to figure out how to use a Neutrik powerCON power connector, but I can't come up with a good way to wire it from the powerCON to the IEC inputs on my power supplies. As a side note you could screw a Furman Pluglock power strip to the back of a Pedaltrain board (PT-Jr - PT-2). I had briefly considered this for my board. Connections: I also decided to use board mounted Redco Audio 1/4" feedthru locking jacks to make setup and tear down as simple and reliable as possible. I used a 15/16" hole saw, which I couldn't find at a local store. There is enough play that I probably could have used a 7/8" hole saw and a file or metal nibbler to clearance as necessary. I put more connections on the back than I'll probably ever use, but I have 5 for: In, Out, Amplifier Send, Amplifier Return and split out. Installing Redco Feedthru Locking Jacks: Accessories: To make certain pedals more accessible I used a few raisers. For the back row on the PT-2 I used Pedaltrain's pedalboard boosters. For the back row of the Pedal Pal, I used two StageTrix Pedal Raisers. I also plan to use a Might Bright Duet 2 to light the top of the board, although the Littlite gooseneck lights have caught my eye. Transport: I wanted a hard case (hopefully with wheels) for carrying my board. After measuring I knew I needed at least 37" x 12.5" interior space. It turns out a PT-Pro Hard Case will just fit if you remove the accessory divider (glued and stapled in) and thick padding on the wheel side of the case. I bought a used PT-Pro with hard case locally. It turned out when I met the guy it wasn't a Pedaltrain brand case, but a "Roadie" brand, not big enough to fit my board. I went thru with the deal and luckily found someone locally wanting to trade for my smaller (and lighter) Roadie case. I sold the PT-Pro board and kept the case. I also sold the PT-2 soft case. In the end, the case cost me less than $50. A great deal! I will update later showing my modifications to the case and board. Excess: I love the custom colored Pedaltrain boards I've seen and couldn't resist. My dad owns a nice sized sandblasting cabinet and was kind enough to sand blast the board down to bare aluminum (although I'm not sure if this is necessary). It is currently at a wheel repair shop to be powdercoated. I can't wait to get it back! Mounting pedals: I keep hearing 3M Dual Lock is the way to go. It's expensive, but I ordered some in clear (have to show off my custom color as much as possible). It's great, I love the audible click and knowing my pedals aren't coming off. Soldering cables: I'm not looking forward to soldering this, but I'm using G&H right foot plugs, Switchcraft 380 straight plugs, and Mogami W2319 instrument cable. I'm also using some Live Wire (?) straight couplers I found at Guitar Center (cannot find online). Stay tuned as I finish my project.