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”!

3 comments:

  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

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  2. Thank you very much for the nice comment!

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