|04-08-2009, 04:13 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Hollow Book / Revised
Hey guys and gals.
I've seen a few of the 'hollow book' DIY reader cover threads in here and thought it looked like a fantastic idea, but I've just never been able to bring myself to destroy a book, so I did the next best alternative I could come up with.
I found a nice book-like leather journal (at a clearout sale), and thinking that cutting the shape of the reader into the pages would be too troublesome, I instead got a square of foam (sold as chair cushion at craft stores). After removing the journal pages, I cut the foam to size and then using a pen to trace the shape of the reader, I cut out a recessed area into the foam for the reader to rest.
Because the foam is near to the color of paper, the final outcome looks surprising like a real book IMO. The outer shell is very sturdy and rigid, the leather is real. The foam acts like a natural shock absorber and it is very lightweight. If you pick it up thinking it was an actual book, you would get quite a surprise. Finished it off with a nice braided leather rope that I found at a thrift shop (I think it used to be a bracelet).
I'm very happy with how this turned out =)
|04-08-2009, 04:56 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota, USA
Device: PB360+, Sony950, VR Stream, iPod Touch, iPad
It looks very attractive and it appears that it would provide good protection as well.
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