This is very cool! I am having visions of doing something similar. So many possibilities... Imperial and Rebel Alliance logos from Star Wars; the Star Trek symbol; the text from the One Ring; the Time Lord's seal; etc...
Hey guys I'm back! Not too much to report but here Is the current state of things. Everything is stained and ready for assembly. I'm going to knock it down one last time with 220 grit paper. Then I'll put it all together and throw a third coat of stain on for good measure.
Here's my color gels. They should work perfect!
I tried my hand using my router for the first time.... LOL FAIL! I reeeeally need to buy a router table befor my next project. Because it is jagged! Luckily it's gonna be the back of the piece. I later found out that I should have taken little bits at a time instead of trying to rip in 3/4" deep lol. But you live and learn. So I routed the 2x2 with a 1/2" bit. Thats where i will hide the wires. Here it is with the stain. (Sorry for the terrible iPhone pics in this thread, it's all I have! :/ )
Here are the little feet that will mount on the back of the boxes to prevent them from sagging. They are pretty small so from most angles you won't even know they are there.
And here are the boxes with the second coat on them! Real bad glare on them in the pics but they look much nicer in person.
They are so close to done. Expect progress soon. And thanks for stoppin in!
Well I have no pics ATM, but it's like 95%! I cut the clear glass for the tops. Everything is put together and I'm finally done staining. Tomorrow I just have to glue in the color gels and hide all the wiring and it's done! Pics tomorrow!