Replace back of iPhone 4 with wood.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lidomkj, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. lidomkj macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2008
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    I don't think this would be hard with the right tools. I might attempt this just to see how it turns out. I have a complete woodworking shop, including a duplicating machine that will carve wood as you trace the original.
    The more I think about, I am going to try and post pictures when I get started. First step is to order some exotic wood. I don't have any right now the size of the back. Just inlay strips.
  2. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
  3. ldkaplan macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2002
    N. Georgia
  4. Ctt713 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Try to make one. It doesn't hurt anything and I would love to see how it turns out.
  5. rwd hero macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland
    This could look really good if you know what your doing. Maybe make the apple logo inlayed from another kind of wood I'm going to keep an eye on this thread, please keep us updated.
  6. woodchip macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2011
    real wood skin now available for iPhone 4

    Hi, this is now available for £15 including postage.
  7. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    That's just a skin, but close.

    OP, great idea! I really like the idea of this. Assuming wood can be made to hold tight to the frame. Beats a glass back, that's for sure. Nothing like the feel of real wood. Even dented and worn, it just adds character.
  8. mickbab macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I realise this thread is now 6 months old, but if you are still looking or anyone else is interested, there is a short thread here about JackBacks, a wooden iPhone 4 replacement back cover. Looks pretty nice and can also be customised with your own artwork.

    Sorry, no personal reviews here, just going off what I've seen from others, but do check out that thread for more details.
  9. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I too am curious of the outcome.
  10. Mabyboi macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    This would be an amazing idea, especially in a nice dark wood. Im really interested to hear if the OP decided to make this :D

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