Why This Luxurious Wooden iPhone Case Will Set You Back $243


If you are in the market for a tasteful, ultra-luxe case for your iPhone, a Japanese company has you covered.


From Matsuba Factory comes carved and lacquered wooden pieces of art to enclose your iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, as spotted by RocketNews24.


Located in Hiroshima, Matsuba Factory is woodworking company that goes back 70 years.


Each case is carved from a single slab of wood through machine and by hand. According to RocketNews, the cases are then glazed with a hida shunkei lacquer, which was designated a traditional craft by Japan in 1975.


The video below shows how the cases are carved.

The lacquer is applied by a traditional craftsman and, in addition to adding to the wood’s aesthetic, prevents it from warping due to humidity.


The video below shows how to properly attach and remove the case.

Although beautiful, Matsuba’s wooden cases are expensive at 30,000 yen ($243) each in their online store.


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