I tried 3d engraving Lauan plywood for a tablet storage box and it looked terrible so I painted it black and it still looked bad so I went ahead and made a scored design that worked much better, But the black box tops kept staring at me and when wandering around a hardware store found a spray that looked like chrome or silver and sure enough the result looked like an old piece of dragon leather so I made the rest of the box.
There were a couple of innovations. I finally found some 12-inch masking paper so this was the first I had used having before cleaned with alcohol and sanding down the scorches. Masking paper is a huge pain to use but a nice outcome. I also ran the bamboo hinge completely across the back for a decorative effect that I definitely like.
Even upside down it looks good.
And I left room for a charging wire.