1984 Apple Macintosh ReCrafted with Wood & Gold

When Steve Jobs of Apple Computers created their first personal computer, it was not a fashion model, but it was a example of the combination of technology and hard work that would pave the path for today’s modern super computers.

1984 Apple Macintosh ReCrafted with Wood & Gold 4Love Hultén has used some unexpected materials to create this replica. The body, keyboard base and mouse of Macintosh 128K replica are handmade from American walnut instead of moulded plastics.

Blue cherry MX tactile switches have been used in the custom made mechanical keyboard, further covered by gold plated key caps made from the metal zinc.

The dimensions are unchanged with a built in handle for lifting. And to keep up with the times, the floppy drive has been replaced with a DVD reader.

1984 Apple Macintosh ReCrafted with Wood & Gold 2This real scale working replica of the original Apple Desktop actually functions with a Mac Mini fitted inside.

Seeing the small desktop lets you appreciate the compelling eye-catching design of the Mac, proving that woodwork never goes out of style.

It is a lovely combination of wood and gold with impressive detailing, right down to the carved series of vents on the sides and top. The wood grain is a fantastic upgrade over the original plastic surface. The gold-coloured logo on the front is a subtle tribute to Apple’s desktop heritage.

In fact, it is what we call, a perfect blend of technology, design, and craftsmanship.

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