Step 1: Materials needed - Layout plans
*half a sheet of 1/2in MDF
*half a sheet of 1/2in (any) plywood
*four 30in continuous hinge
*A bunch of small foam brushes
*Paint of your choosing and A Poly finish
*Primer (I forgot to use it, and it seems like it will last)
Once I got all of my "materials" I basically got started cutting the boards. Cut both 1/2 sheets in half (one for the boards and the other for the braces).
As for the layout, I followed Thoying's plan (like just about everything else I did) and used Microsoft Publisher. Having never even used it before, it was surprisingly easy to use, so I don't see anyone having any issues with it. Just make sure you set the image size is set to 4ft by 8ft (the size of the boards you just cut), and put a 4 by 16 grid over it. Than basically go to Google images and search for the logo/design you want to do. Be aware you have to cut the hole eventually, so plan accordingly. I posted the link to my two designs below.