Surface Book veneer cover - Complete

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#1

So I thought I saw a veneer laptop cover that was somehow associated with the Gowforge, but I can’t find it, so I designed my own. I’m going to look at covering the keys also. I love the way this turned out.

Here’s the finished product!

Here’s a closer look.

I’ve attached all of my files, in a zip file at the bottom, in case anyone wants to modify it.

Surface Book Cover Outline - is the outline and the cutout for the camera. I purposely left it a hair small on each side, because I like the way it looks.

Surface Book Cover Outline - the cutout to leave a dot pattern in the adhesive. It didn’t hurt the application and I thought it would make it a little easier to remove if I ever want to change it. I also added a strip in the middle of the dot field so you can line up an edge, then seal the center. Then you can peel each side one at a time.

Surface Book Cover Files.zip (941.2 KB)


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#2

Very clever! I had to download the file to see what you were talking about.


#3

Looks great! :grinning:


#4

Be careful with tolerances for the keys. Adding anything to them will likely mark the screen.


#5

Very nice! I like the pattern in that veneer. What kind of wood is it?


#6

Looks gorgeous!


#7

Proofgrade walnut veneer.


#8

WIth this laptop, there is tons of room between the screen and keys. But I’ve decided not to do the keys because they are backlit and I don’t want to lose that.


#9

That too. I had an older surface and I know that wouldn’t fly on my MacBook Pro either so I figured I’d mention it!


#10

I love it! Makes me want to do something similar with my Asus Zenbook Pro!


#11

That looks terrific! I have a similar skin on mine, but it has a Glowforge logo inset with maple.


#12

I couldn’t commit to one drawing, so I just went blank for now. Since the screen comes off I can always throw it back in the laser and etch something later.


#13

Looks great!