I was given a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago and I had in mind to make a case for it.  It took me a while to decide on what I wanted.  Since most of the reading I do is on public transit traveling to and from work, I needed something that would protect my e-book reader from the wear and tear it would get in my bag, and judging on how some of the paperback books look after suffering in my bag, I needed something sturdy.

BONUS: I've also included a tip on how to read your e-book in the bathtub!

Step 1: Materials and Tools

 The wood measurements are made to fit a second generation Kindle, adjust for other devices.  Sand the wood before you begin and if you want you can varnish or paint it too.
  • plywood: 2 pieces 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches
  • wood for edges: 2 pieces 6 inches by 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch and 1 piece 8 inches by 1/2 inch  by 1/4 inch 
  • bamboo placemat or sushi mat
  • soft fabric (ie; felt)
  • velcro
  • magnets and bits of metal
  • glue (wood glue and super glue)
  • saw, sandpaper, clamps
I appreciate the way you thought through the problem solving process. <br>Each step was presented nicely with good photos and explanation. <br> <br>The use of your bamboo mat was very good, practical and functional. <br>The added &quot;touches&quot; and finishing makes this extra user friendly. <br> <br>I like the way it is finished. Thank you for suggesting various options along the way. <br> <br>Carrying a Kindle around you don't want it so nice or glitzy that it screams &quot;steal me&quot;. <br> <br>Some of the neoprene pencil bags for inside a notebook are the perfect size for electronics. Mine fits the Nook Color perfectly and provides some impact resistance and is waterproof . Both of these features gets the project off to a good start. <br> <br>Well done. I'm looking forward to more of your good ideas. How about an &quot;add on&quot; for the recharger / earbuds / accessories.
Thanks, a place for earbuds and other accessories would be a nice addition. I was also thinking about adding small LED reading light.
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OMG, this is such a freaking easy idea! I read my Kindle in the tub and worry about the water. Can't believe I never thought of a PLASTIC BAG. <br>Well done!
Yes, I was so happy to be able to read in the bathtub again.
The placemat totally does it for me. Brilliant! I will remember to use it next time I need a great hinge.<br><br>If the string holding the slats together is too weak, it should be pretty easy to replace them with something beefier.
Nice!<br />I wonder if I could do the same thing with my netbook?...<br />
Would you have to worry about cooling it though?
Yeah, VERY cool! My Mom and sister both have one already. I'm getting one for free next week cause I opened up a checking account and that was the free gift (very impressive on the bank's part!) and I like this case a lot better than the ones they have. Although my sister's has a dock so when you snap it into the case a light comes on. That may be super tricky to DIY. I love how this one looks though, very natural!
That a great free gift!
ooh, you should hollow out a book so it can hold a kindle!<br>
I think there are a few of <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardback-Nook-Case/">those</a> already.
Good job, Chrys!
so <a href="www.artmaste.ru/">nice</a>, Chrys
That is so original. Love it! I haven't purchased a case for my Kindle, but this looks just like the kind of thing I'd love to make.

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