Burlwood 'Book

For some time I have been looking for a Bookwares wood bookcover for my Powerbook 1400. After searching in vain I decided to take a cue from some of the mods seen in this site to attempt a burlwood motif on an existing bookcover. Here is the result:

Burlwood 'Book

I used a woodgraining tool to get it started. The paints used are Rustoleum Calret Wine and Kona--red and brown! The graining tool left the "grain" but took away the excess brown. I used a small modeling paint brush to apply and blend the wine color to the exposed areas left by the tool.

The indirect light I used kind of cast a glare on part of the cover, but you get the idea.

The brushed aluminum-like upper is actually metal look contact paper I bought at a hardware store.

Took a while and the minute detail of handpainting and blending each line in the grain was a bit tedious, but the results were better than I expected. In the face of that, though I am also in the middle of creating an aged leather look cover using the same paint and some unusual tools. I will post here when that is complete--if it isn't a total disaster!

Thanks for looking everyone, and thanks for all the support that everyone on this site continues to show!

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inserts for the clear bookcover

Has anyone tried the giant assortment of scrapbooking papers available at AC Moore and Micheals craft stores? I was in Michaels yesterday and they had wood grain, stones and even smiley faces. I don't know if they are wide enough to fill the complete clear cover on the 1400's though.


Anyone want to buy it?

I am going to sell this sucker on eBay, but I thought I would offer it up to my Applefritter brethren. You see the picture but here are the specs:

Newrtech NuPower G3 233 upgrade
48 mbram
1.3 gb HD
8.6 installed
Ethertech internal ethernet--not a PC card!
Orinoco WaveLAN Silver WiFi card
12x CD-Rom and floppy modules
Yo-Yo style ac adapter

I also have the manual and the original 1400 restore CD.

I would like to get about $250--the G3 upgrade alone cost me $150 so I think this is fair. If I get the $250, I will also include a clear bookcover with all the inserts and the original 133mhz processor that came with the computer. I would also consider a trade for a modest Wallstreet Powerbook--buying one is my ultimate goal.

I will also post this in the For Sale thread. Let me know here or by PM if you are interested. I will accept Paypal--I am a verified Premier member.

Thanks again guys!