The materials you will need for this project:1) Laptop2) A sheet of wood veneer
(you can pick this up at most hardware stores like home depot)3) Gold paint
( if you can disassemble your laptop safely then use spray paint to give an extra shinny smooth look, I simply used a gold paint pen, I tried many different paints including enamels and acrylics,but they all chipped too easily... but the paint pen held up well. use a plastic primmer if possible(any tips you could leave me in the comment section of better ideas would be appreciated))4) Brass wire
(for edging)5) Misc. ornamental jewelery
(for decorating the top)6) Paper
(for tracing design)7) Xacto knife8) Super glue9) Masking tape10) Wood stain
(i used cherry)11) Polyurethane 12) Double-sided heavy duty adhesive sheetHelpful Links:flink Suggests
:"When choosing wood veneer, please be aware that there are different types of veneer as well as different wood species. Veneer can be found unbacked, paper-backed, and adhesive backed.
Make certain you have the right type. Needless to say, adhesive backed is what you should use here unless you have experience with contact cements :-)
Some sources of decent veneer:
The borgs have veneer, but seldom have a wide selection. From Rockler or woodcraft you can get some really exotic stuff. Some real lumberyards have veneer, too. Typically those that carry a good selectino of hardwoods.
You could also try www.woodfinder.com to search for a veneer supplier in the US or Canada."
And heres a good link for hardware suggested by XaqFixx: Whitechapel, ltd.