Here's how it's made:
What is the most striking flaw though, is the surface that wears out quickly. You can put a sheet of glass over it to add some glamour or you can go even further and add a light source beneath, and have a cool clubbing accessory!
I've been thinking of making an evenly backlit surface, but it turned out to be not possible using that low budget.
Sticking white foil sheet blocks too much light, transfer paper lets too much, 2 cathodes can't evenly light the surface.
Thinking about the problem drove me to a simple solution such as - christmas lights!
So, what you will need:
A lack table
Sheet of custom cut frosted glass
LED Christmas lights
Two rolls of double sided foam tape
reasonably long electrical cable
miscellaneous plugs, switches, tools
Step 1: Cut It, Cut!
Mark a stripe around the edge as wide as the foam tape (20mm).
In the corners there are cubes that hold the screws. I didn't know that so I scraped the surface from them, you may want to leave untouched finish over them, they are around 5,5cm in size.
Take out the honeycomb.
Step 2: Accesorize
Using an IBM connector allows you to unplug the cable when not needed.
Step 3: White Inside Out
Step 4: Connect
I've changed my mind and moved the power socket to the leg. More convinient.
Glue the leg, wires doesn't strech!
Feed the cables through through back of the leg.
Step 5: Sticky Stuff
Stick the foam tape over the glass. Watch out for air bubbles.
Foam tape is incredible, it holds so firmly!
You have only one chance to align the glass, my is off for a milimeter or two.
Second person may come in handy.
Step 6: Be Proud
Flip the switch and reward yourself with something that looks great with light shining from below.