Introduction: Cinema Lightbox

Cinema Lightbox

Step 1: DIY CInema Lightbox

Cinema Lightbox

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MDF 6 mm MDF 3 mm Acrylic Opal 3 mm Brass profiles Vinil Acetate

To continue, you will see a form to make your own Cinema Lightbox. there’s a simple form that how to do. The secrets is in the materials that you use. Because with them you can better quality and presentation.

You need to considerer the ideal size for you box. In my case my box have measures 450mm x 90 mm x 80 mm.

So you know how much material you will need model your box in a program. In my case I always model in inventor. It is a very simple and easy to understand tool. The recommended thing after this is to make some plans so that it is easier to see the size of the pieces you need.

Mark the perimeter of my cuts on an MDF board. The cuts I make in a table saw. After cutting all the pieces in the desired measurements. On one of the faces of MDF I make 5 mm. This will be used to create opal acrylic in the wood frame.

I cut the acrylic in the following measures. 45 mm. * 8.3mm. I cut a 3 mm mdf. in the same way as the acrylic opal. This cut was used to close the light box on the back. Since my cuts are ready. I stick my box to a box, let it dry approx. 3 hours with Resistol white 800 (This is a Mexican brand of glues, you can use a special glue for woods)

After 3 hours, I prepare the edges of the MDF to smooth them. I use a 600 water sandpaper. The purpose of sanding the edges of the MDF is so that the smooth surface and there is no problem when painting.

After sanding, I prepare wood sealer to paint my black box. This part has 3 phases of painting. Primer (base), Matte black paint, Matte paint to protect the color of scratches.

After having painted, on the inside I cover it with a metal vinyl that serves to make the light bounce with more intensity.

I measure the inner perimeter to cut a led strip with the measure that I need and place it inside.

I make a hole about 5mm where the cable will enter that will give energy to the light.

When you finish this whole process. What follows now is to swirl the brass profiles to the acrylic to form a wall.

Then I introduce this ensemble for the part that we devastate and we hit it under pressure.

Now let's go with the letters, in illustrator on a work table look for the font of the letter you want to print. and give it a size of 70mm * 40mm After making your letters, convert them to contours and save the document in .DXF format, since with that format it is easier for the cutters to read them.

As a final part, cut the acetate in 80 mm * 50 mm rectangles

Place the letters cut in vinyl on the acetate and place it on the rail that is left over from the brass profiles and go! You already made your own light box.