Real wood Nintendo Joycon shells - Handmade - Fully functional custom Joy-Cons made from White Oak or Maple

Real wood Nintendo Joycon shells - Handmade - Fully functional custom Joy-Cons made from White Oak or Maple



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Wood, Plastic

Welcome! These are real wood Joycon shells made from White Oak or Maple. You can use these to replace your existing Joycon shells for a sophisticated look. The goal of this product was to create a nice looking set of Joycons that pairs well with living room furniture and is a sustainable alternative to plastic. For Joycons that I assemble, I will re-program the joycon color so your switch shows it as a matching wood color (See the last photo).

Shells are finished in a natural soft-touch soap finish.

*Note that the shells are only the front half. The rear half is too difficult and fragile for wood. Joycons will use the existing rear half*

You have the following options in either White Oak or Maple:
1. Just the shells for DIY installation (Ships in 3-5 business days). The shells don't come with the tools needed for installation (Tri-Wing screwdriver & philips).
2. Sending in your Joycons for me to replace your shells (You pay to ship them to me and I ship them back 3 business days after I receive yours)
3. Send in + Grey: Send in your Joycons the same as option 2 but I will replace the rear shell with a grey one (Useful if you have Red/Blue and want to change the back to grey to match the wood)
4. Brand new grey Joycons (left and right) with the shells installed (Ships in 2 weeks). They are only taken apart for the shell swap and will be shipped in the original packaging.

I am open to other wood species. Please reach out to me for any customizations!
If you like the darker wood Joycon in the photos, check them out here:

*Please note that the items shown in the pictures are just representations. The wood grain and color may vary between pieces due to the nature of the natural materials. Please see photos for possible color differences*

*This is not an officially licensed product and was designed and handmade by myself. Your purchase does not include the Nintendo Switch or dock shown. Joy-cons with custom shells installed will void Nintendo's warranty*

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Ships from Portland, OR


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24 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

John P Dec 22, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Good quality pieces and looks great, thanks!

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Tyler Bechstein Jul 19, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this because I wanted an authentic wood feeling Joy-Con set, not something that was a sticker set and didn't feel like wood. And these joycons definitely delivered, pairing very nicely with the TV stand my switch sits on. Only the front of these joycons are wood, the back remains plastic, but that's alright for me. There were some delays in shipping, but they were for very understandable reasons, and the seller communicated every step of the process to me. They're a little darker than the pictures make them look to be, but that's fine by me, as it pairs better with where my switch is. All in all: A+. Makes my switch look and feel very unique, would definitely recommend.

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Taylor Pelletier May 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These are gorgeous! My switch looks so sleek and sophisticated. Perfect for adults! Thank you so much! I love them!

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Maximillian Schmitt May 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing work and communication! I talked with the seller for a bit before purchasing and he let me pick out the pair of shells I liked and was really helpful the whole way. I got the controllers and they feel and look amazing!

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