Hehe! Try my way:
Set up the information first (where you want it)
And then just paint/create something as you go.
I always do this, i always get suprised what i end up with.
I have one good idead though, i havent seen a good "Wood-Style" skin for some time now, i have tried myself but...well...it`s not realy my style.But it would still be fun to have "Wood-Panel" stylish skin.
.: Masamune :.