Introduction: LED Mountain Wall Art
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Step 1: Laser Cutting
First, start by laser cutting both layers of mountains.
Step 2: Sanding and Polishing
Next I sanded and polished the front side of each piece. I used two coats and sanded in between each coat.
Step 3: Drilling/laser Cutting Holes
I drilled a 5/8 inch hole into the backboard and laser cut a 5/8 inch hole into the middle layer for the LEDs to be threaded through later. I had already finished the middle layer so I taped over it so there wouldn't be any smoke marks from laser cutting the hole.
Step 4: Assembly and Threading LEDs
Next I layered every layer, with a 2inx9inx1/2in board between each layer. Before glueing, I threaded my LEDs through the backboard and stuck them around the outside of the mountains, using connectors for each corner. Then I threaded them through the hole into the second layer and again stuck them around the outside of the mountains with connectors.
Step 5: Gluing
Finally, I glued all of the pieces together and clamped them overnight.
Step 6: Finished Product!!
This is what it looked like all finished!
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