Lighted Poster box

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  1. russellBB

    russellBB Auditioning

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    here is my second go at a lighted poster box. Looks a lot better than the first, smaller and only a small border left around the poster.

    Poster is a double sided movie poster 101cm x 98cm

    russellbrown.id.au/lb_dark.jpg
    russellbrown.id.au/lb_light.jpg


    Now I just need to work out how to puty a cap on the top and bottom... although it looks fine without and throws a nice subtle light in the room
     
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    Looks great. Care to share the cost involved?
     
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    I had been looking around for ages on how to solve the light box problem. Here in Australia I have yet to find a commercial product marketed for home theatre and commercial light boxes are around AUD $1,300.

    US home theatre light boxes seem to be around the $350 - $400 mark from what I can see.

    Had been browsing the 2 DIY ones I could find on the internet but still had not found a solution that I thought would look great and yet be fairly simple to build.

    So ... mine consists of a 1mm Aluminium sheet for the backing, the left and right sides have a double bent edge to form a gutter to hold the 2 layers of perspex sheet in place.

    Back perspex layer is opal white 2mm on which the poster is placed and the top layet clear perspex 1.5mm

    1mm aluminium sheet (cut to size) is 1040mm x 660mm
    perspex sheets are 1040mm x 740mm (this gives the bow in the front)

    The center of the perspex is around 15cm away from the aluminium backing allowing for the fluro light. It's a 3ft fluro mounted in the center.. I'll take a photo without the perspex and post.

    As I mentioned the only thing I have not solved is the top abd bottom cap, although it looks OK without.

    The perspex I order cut to size.. about AUD $90 for the 2 sheets opal and clear.

    a couple of drill holes and the fluro fitting screws in, same for mounting to wall 2 x holes to hang on 2 screws.

    The only draw back in this design, although very very simply to make and only takes about 20min to make..BUT here is the catch:

    The aluminium comes in a 1mm 1200mm x 2400mm sheet. We have a guilotine and bender at work so hence I can cut the sheet to size and bend the edges to hold the perpex. and is AUD $100 and makes 3 backing pieces. ie. around AUD $33 each.

    If you could order the aluminum cut to size and find someone to bend the edges it's a very simple design and looks nice and clean to the eye.
     
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    Ok so here are a few more close up shots of construction and of both of them on the wall, as well as one light up and the other off.

    russellbrown.id.au/posters/edge.jpg
    russellbrown.id.au/posters/on_off.jpg
    russellbrown.id.au/posters/poster.jpg
    russellbrown.id.au/posters/poster2.jpg
    russellbrown.id.au/posters/two.jpg
     
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