Awesome Wooden Furniture Display With LED's




About: My name is Simon Sörensen and I am the creator of RCLifeOn. I´m 19 years old and live in a town called Trollhättan, located in the southwestern part of Sweden. I´ve been in the RC hobby...

My wish is to give at least one of you some inspiration to decorate your house. Don't get intimidated of soldering, it's super easy and very inexpensive these days.

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Step 1: What Will I Need?

Step 2: Find Your Wooden Display

I was lucky enough to find this in my old room. Maybe you can find something similar up on the attic, or maybe you could just build one yourself? Nevertheless, your first step will be to get it!

Step 3: Solder Your LED Strips and Glue Them in Place

LED's are no more than a couple of dollars (5m roll), make sure to use it! Attach some in the back for even more effect! I decided to go with 2 warm white and 2 cool white LED strips. Go with the warm white!

Tape the cables in place, and make sure no cables are visible from the front, this gives your display a clean look.

Step 4: Solder the Wires to the Power Supply

Your next step will be to solder all the wires together, and solder them to the 12V power supply. If you have some mesh guard and shrink tube available, use it! Now your display will appear more modern, and look more professional.

Step 5: Test It and Place Where You Want It

Does it work? Great! If not, check your solder joints and volt output from the power supply.

As you can see the cool white looks terrible, warm white is the way to go! I placed mine in the corner of my workbench in the garage. Now what to display?

Step 6: RC Quadcopters With Transmitters

Remember, this is only one of many things you may put in your display. I'm a RC-entusiast, and so happens to have 4 mini drones, perfect for my display! What would you like to display, and where would you put it?

Thanks for reading my article!

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    3 years ago

    Very nice! I just did something very similar, and the LED strip lighting is so easy to work with. My strips (off Amazon) gave markings every 3 lights where you could cut, with exposed terminals that it was very easy to solder to. Attached an image of the freshly soldered wires for mine, and the final result.


    3 years ago

    Another awesome instructable


    3 years ago

    Cool instructable. I didn't know led strips were so cheap.

    However, I would have liked to see how and where you cut the led strips and see more details about the connexions and soldering of the wires. Maybe it is super easy and obvious, I don't know. But it would be a nice addition to your instructions :)

    Are cool white leds more bright than the warm ones ?
    In my opinion cool white would be best to light a working place and warm white better for decoration. Like in your display.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Yeah, I agree. I'd like to see how you soldered them all together, what your junction looks like. I'm doing a very similar project, and that part I'm struggling with on how to do it neatly.