I needed a new HVAC surround and bezel and even crappy ones on ebay are stupid prices so me, being me, spent far more making my own. I had done one in wood in the past but me and wood don't get on and it pretty much fell apart so this one is steel and welded. It will rust before the joints fail!
Now I need to make the front plate (bezel). I did one but messed up the cutout foe the HVAC controls but it's good as a template. ------------------ Anything I might say is probably worth what you paid for it, so treat it accordingly!