DIY Poster Mount/frame

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  1. Jason Monette

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    I just picked up some movie posters and was wondering what type of mounting you guys have done to display them. I really don't want to spend $100 to have them mounted. I am looking for some ideas.

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  2. Jason Monette

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    anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. Bill Catherall

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    Visit American Frame for custom frame pieces you assemble yourself.
     
  4. Jason Monette

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    Thanks Bill,

    I am actually looking to build something like in the theaters. Some with some back lighting, and some with out. Any suggestions on how I should go about doing this?
     
  5. Bryan Michael

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    this is what i did i got 1x4 slect pine bords bult a fraim and put a bord that is realey thin to mount the lights to i baught 2 cheap $7 shop lights took them apart to use the transformer out of and the mounts for the lights it is very easy and mounted 1 transformer to each side the lights have 2 bulbs pre transformer but i olny used 3 36 inch bulbs works great and i saved 20 dollars on the lighting then i bult a fraim out of 1x2 and cut a grove in it to hold the plexi with i had 2 layers that sandwith the poster.

    shop lights $14
    bulbs $12
    wood $20
    plexi $35
    piano hinge $5
    back wood panel $3 but i bought a 4x8 sheet for $9 i am going to buld 2 more
    grand total $89
     
  6. Jason Monette

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    Bryan,

    Do you have any pictures of it? That sounds like exactly what I had in mind.
     
  7. Bryan Michael

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    hires a pic of the fraim open i havent stained it yet it is bare wood the dimentons are 42 1/2 by 29 1/2 by 4 1/2
    you lose 1/4 an inch of poster onthe top and botom left and right so the plexi can sit in the front fraim i dont have a swith installed yet and i need to get some foam striping to reduce the lithgt leakage
    http://www.geocities.com/theirishgon...?1030567549012
    this page has a pic of the fraim open
     
  8. Darren Mortensen

    Darren Mortensen Stunt Coordinator

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    Jason,
    I aslo did something silimar, but used rope lighting instead for illumination. These dim easily when need for movie viewing.[​IMG] Also, covered my with Black Soft Step carpet from Home Depot to match my HT decor. I spent less than $40 for mine and they are quite attractive. Sorry , no pics as of yet.[​IMG]
     
  9. Bryan Michael

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    i would asls say to use a dubble sided poster in a back lit fraim they have better color and dont wash out as much
     

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