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Old 04-25-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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DIY NOOK cover

I wanted to stick my NOOK in something to protect it when traveling and just by chance I had an unused journal (which coincidentally was also bought from Barnes & Noble) that I thought would make an excellent "hollow book".

I started with the Olive Nepal Paper Journal with Stick Closure but unfortunately the rather interesting paper didn't get along well with trying to glue all the edges and it deteriorated into a soggy mess. I've done hollow books before and never had this problem so I was rather dissapointed.

So I pulled all the pages out and cut a foam rectangle and hot glued that into place to create a NOOK sized nook That worked well, but was rather ugly so I tried to cover up the edges and discovered that the "book" was now just a whisker too thick to close

So I had to slice the joints and re-attach them as best I could with what I had on hand.

Ultimately this was the result.

Closed and secured


Opening


Laid flat


And the entire cover folds behind for easy holding/reading.



Plus I'll give 5,000 "geek points" to anyone who understands the nerd humor of the title for this "book".



Ultimately it didn't turn out quite as neatly as I'd hoped/planned, however it does hold the NOOK securely in an "armored" and well padded enclosure that looks like "just some book" when it's closed (hopefully less tempting to thieves when I travel).
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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I like it! Thanks for the pictures. Very helpful!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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Cool! Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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My own handmade cover

I used to use a paper Day Timer, long ago. Dug it out again as a case for my Sony PRS-600, and just modified it to fit my new Nook Color. I like it because the Day Timer binder is darn near indestructible.







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Old 05-04-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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mwheinz, that's a neat idea too. Do you find the NOOK flops around without straps on the corners or does it stay pretty tight in there?
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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Well, I don't read it in the case - the primary purpose is to safely store it when it's in my laptop bag (especially after my son managed to wreck a kobo that was in a case, in his bag...)

So, when the Day Timer is closed, everything is secure, but I remove the Nook to read it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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So, when the Day Timer is closed, everything is secure, but I remove the Nook to read it.
Oh okay, got it.
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