Monday, April 27, 2015

DIY led lighted sign for the home cinema

I decided to make this sign out of plywood, MDF and led strip.

First of all I used my circular saw to cut the pieces for my frame out of MDF.

Then I used a hand saw and my miter box to make the cross cuts.

I glued the frame and clamped it with my farm clamp.

For more strength I also screwed the frame.

I also glued four blocks of wood to add more strength and have a place for the back to sit on.

I designed the layout of my sign and printed it out as a template. I joined the pieces of the template and glued them on a piece of plywood with spray glue.

I drilled the starting holes on my drill press and cut out the areas I didn’t want on my scroll saw.

I used rust oil remover to remove the template.

I filed and sanded the top.

I glued the top on the base.

I flushed trimmed the top using my router and a flush trim bit.

I used a rounded rasp to make a place for the wire.

I added the led strip. I secured it by adding hot glue with my hot glue gun.

I painted the piece with two coats of red latex color and then added a couple of coats of clear satin water based varnish.

I connected all the wires with the power source and then solder it with the led strip.

I secured all the wires and the power supply in place with hot glue.

My sign is ready, all I need is pop corn and a good movie to watch!

I decided to call my home cinema “Cine Romanzo”!


  1. This LED lighted sign that you made is really cool. It can give your home theater the real cinema vibe. I’m sure anyone you’ll invite in your home for a movie will be impressed. You're very artistic for coming up with this idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    Brian Hopkins @ Microtips USA

  2. Thank you very much for the nice comment!

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