Backlit movie poster frame

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Project by Natobious posted 06-21-2016 03:43 AM 1365 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Backlit movie poster frame

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#1 posted 06-21-2016 05:17 AM

Nice poster and frame – I like those ’’deep’’ frames.

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 02:23 PM

This is a great looking poster frame. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 03:00 PM

Can you tell us a little more about this and the construction process? I make these as well for my home theater – is the backlighting fluorescent or LED? It looks great!

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#4 posted 06-21-2016 04:51 PM

Did this a while back as a present so going from memory. It is pretty heavy duty with 0.75” poplar walls. It is made like a classic shadow box, back is 0.25” plywood set in a rabbit. The front has 1.25” wide molding that holds the acrylic sheets up against the flat side of a 0.5” quarter round. Two ~.25” acrylic sheets trap the movie poster and slide in from the top. The back sheet could have been thinner, but wasn’t available to me. The top has a piano hinge that opens the slot. A strip of black felt keeps the light in at the hinge joint. The inside is painted with glossy pure white paint. Flexible led strip runs the perimeter mounted parallel to the back wall. The back piece of acrylic is scuffed with 220 grit on both sides. The bottom has a recessed hole with a socket for the DC wall wart plug to go in to. Outside paint was a dark charcoal semi-gloss and looked way better than a true black. If you do this use true double sided (DS) movie posters 27” X 41”; they are easy to find in online auctions. The posters that are only printed on one side and are white on the back get very washed out. Made it with my father’s help in about half a day plus the time for painting and LED work.

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#5 posted 06-21-2016 06:09 PM

Very cool!! I collect double sided 27”x40” posters…and yes they make all the difference with backlighting. I’ll try to dig up some of my pictures and post some of my frames.
Great project!

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