I'm considering this as an option, but I'm not even sure it'll work. I want a look to be similar to the case mate artistry woods case (here's a link in case you don't know what it is). The problem with that case is that the sides are actually metallic looking plastic, not real aluminum. The case is also VERY thick and there are numerous complaints that the buttons are too hard to reach. I'm thinking of getting a wooden skin (love the Olive Ash Burl from Carved) for just the back of the phone and an aluminum bumper for the sides (like this one). Anyone try this or something similar? I'm concerned that the bumper won't fit with the skin on and vice versa. For similar (less in many cases) money I can create a more customized look assuming that both will fit. I've never used bumpers or skins before so I'm not sure what to expect. *note* I'm not concerned with losing a bar or two with an aluminum bumper. I rarely ever have any issues with signal.