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by Tom Sowders
If there's a cooler, easier DIY project than building a custom light box, I haven't heard of it.
You've seen light boxes in malls, airports, restaurants, and stores, lighting up words and images. Check out our blog post, "What Is a Light Box?," to see several types.
DIY light boxes used in bonus rooms or children's bedrooms are a thrilling way to illuminate the specialness of your space. So many options, though. What kind will you make?
The instructions below are adaptable to your project. Use battery-operated LED light bars to eliminate the power cord from yours, if you want. You could edge light a graphic with LED tape rather than backlighting it. Own the project and make it yours.
Step 1: Box
Step 3: Transparency
Step 4: Frame
Step 5: Attach
Ta dah! Remember, you can paint the box, if so desired, and changing out the backlit transparency is as easy as removing four screws. Enjoy your new custom light box!
Written by Tom Sowders
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