I decided to make an awesome pong table for my new house. Gotta love College Life!
-Fold-Up Plastic Table
-EL wire of your choice
-Driver for the wire of your choice
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-mirror clips to hold wire
-2"x 4"s for border
-1"4" to border Acrylic Glass
-Sheet of Acrylic Glass
-Roll of mirrored privacy tint. I used this.
-Mirror custom cut to fit inside wood border
-4 buckles from any hardware store
This was my first build, I'm currently working on a new infinity table made from an old C-5 airplane window using LED's instead of EL Wire.
I also added White wire to the table now, and I'm posting a video of the strobe effect.
Step 1: Create a 2"x 4" Border Around the Top of the Table
I just quickly threw together a border using scraps, now is the time to paint it black too.
Step 2: Get EL I Wire Mounted to the Inside of the Wood Frame
I mounted the wire using mirror clips, and don't forget to drill a hole to feed your power source in.
Step 3: Get the Mirror Cut and Set on Table.
I special ordered my mirror because of the odd dimensions of the table.
Step 4: Put Tint on Acrylic
This was difficult, have some extra help, and follow the tinting instructions. After getting all the bubbles worked out, set the glass with the tint facing towards the mirror.
It already looks super trippy, and this is the infinity effect of the table.
Step 5: Put 1"x 4" Edges and Buckles on Table.
I used a router to cut a 1/4" slot to run the glass down and clamp it on. The 1"x 4" edges are just on the sides, that way I can wipe spilled water off the ends.
The buckles were difficult to install, but they do the job of securing the top and making it removable.