Cheap and reasonably easy way to add some warmth to your lighter!

Wood veneer is great and light yet resistant structures can be made with it. Since I wanted a 'classic' twist to my Bic, the wood veneer turned out to be the obvious choice. I like the look minimal, hence I limited the finish to a simple lacquer, but feel free to push it further along your imagination! The instructable is explained for a Bic lighter but can be adapted to most lighter shapes. 

Step 1: Tools & Materials

You will need:
- approx. 4'' x 9'' of wood veneer
- utility knife
- wood glue
- precision saw OR rotary tool (e.g. Dremel)
- drill
- your favorite wood finishing
- fine sandpaper
- rubber bands

<p>Please tell me where I can buy wood veneer. I've been to Lowe's and Home Depot. No luck. I like your instructions. Easy to follow.</p>
What type of veneer did you use?
This one is pine, probably 1/16&quot; thick but i don't remember, it comes in rolls or sheets. It worked well for the bending, but the next time (i lost this one) i'll use a more exotic veneer! :P
Fire hazard much?<br>
That's just dumb<br><br>How would a wooden cover on a lighter be any more of a fire hazard than the PLASTIC cover it comes with (and still has)?
Not at all. I've been using it for a month and there are not even traces of burnt or melted material; it works as it did before.
i must find a cheap zippo like lighter to do this to.
wow this looks reeaaaaally neat dude! nice job<br>
Very classy! I love it!
Very classy and nice! This must be featured! :D

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