|Project by Jack_Isidore||posted 12-14-2011 06:42 PM||3254 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
I went looking for a wooden back panel for my iPhone and was shocked to see the two companies selling them were charging $90-130.
So, I decided I could easily make the same (maybe even better) for much less. Here are a couple of prototypes I’ve made so far. They are both walnut, and the second one is laser engraved for a friend. Something new I found working on this project is Osmo Polyx Oil. I’ll have to write a review of it, because I found it much easier to use and better results than danish oil. For a hand rubbed oil finish, I don’t see myself going back to danish oil for any future projects.
Let me know what you think of them. A friend is working on a website design and I hope to launch in January here.
Update: Added a few photos of the packaging. I had cardboard laser cut for layers, so that the included tools (screwdriver, bits) nest under the wood back panel. The laser-cut cardstock sleeve has a logo cutout to show the wood grain underneath. This whole project has made me really envious of those with laser cutters, and depending on how well this project does I hope to purchase one in the next few months.