Building first fightstick

I just bought a bunch of parts from for a fightstick, but I dont know what type of case to build.
I am pretty good with MDF, or sheet aluminum.
I could use aluminum and add some mass-loaded vinyl for some extra weight, or lead sound deading 1 or 2 lbs/sqft
I could maybe build the box out of wood, sand and finish with something

I just cant make up my mind. Any ideas?

This will be my first and I will just be using it for learning SFIII 3rd Strike at home, also both of my daughters will probably want to mash buttons on it so it cant get too fancy. Has to be relatively easy to repair.

any help is appreciated.

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