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post #401 of 461 Old 07-02-16, 09:11 PM
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Can you find those letters in clear, plastic? You could mount them on a thin board, trace them, router out the letters, frame the thin board so there is a gap between it & the surface. Make the gap wide enough so the letters are almost flush with the outside surface of thin board & glue them to the back surface. Then run some rope light around the inside of the frame & the letters would light up.

There I go thinking out loud again!
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I just found this...not lit, but nice IMO. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Primitive-Si...kAAOxyirJSE~fT

Or how about this sign? They can do a custom one for you too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120075-Box-O...cAAOSwJQdXAhQ9

You could even have this done locally (I bet) on the top of the plexi, and have a black boarder for the separation of the rest of the window.

Another option...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-HOME-CINE...EAAOSwQYZWxneJ


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The first one is something my wife could probably make, she has 2 cutting machines so she could do lettering that way... I prefer the raised letter options though.
Second one - I have 2 similar signs for other things in the basement - they look great in the dark.
Third option - I had looked at their stuff for over the theater door...

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I really like your Now Showing Deadpool sign.

I would build a box for the back of it and install a small fluorescent bulb and back light it. I would use that somewhere. Above the entrance into the theater room, on your box office, even on the wall in the hall leading into the theater.

The light box can be made of cheap plywood you could even set it into a wall and light it.
I usually have it hanging over the theater door - I hadn't considered a light box behind it though! Nice idea!


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Can you find those letter in clear, plastic? You could mount them on a thin board, trace them, router out the letters, frame the thin board so there is a gap between it & the surface. Make the gap wide enough so the letters are almost flush with the outside surface of thin board & glue them to the back surface. Then run some rope light around the inside of the frame & the letters would light up.

There I go thinking out loud again!
That's an interesting thought too. I'm sure someone sells plexiglass letters in the right size and maybe bribe my friend to build the rest of it

Thanks for all of the input guys! I appreciate the ideas.

I think for right now I'm going with one of the "boring" options, but they will only be attached with brad nails so I can swap them out for something cooler in the future when the budget allows.
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If you do the light box, use a light source that does not generate heat.
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You could put different colors of rope lighting inside & wire them through a switch. That way you could change the color of the letters as needed.
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Some updates...

Got my window frame with the new enlarged groove - the plexi slid into place almost perfectly. Had to trim the top corners to clear the screws that hold the frame together - nice easy fix with my Dremel


Test fit everything - looks good if you ask me


Drilled some small holes from the backside to mark where the magnets are going to go... used a 3/4" Forstner bit to recess the magnets into the frame:


Used some epoxy and glued the magnets in place... you may notice that there are only 3 sets... there WERE 4 but while I was labeling them the 4th set decided to snap themselves together and shattered both magnets! Quick trip to Home Depot tomorrow morning should fix it right up


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Progress! Primed and applied first coat of paint on ticket booth yesterday. Went with eggshell Mouse Ears Black since I had a quart of it sitting in my basement. The "window frame" was actually spray painted with a satin black that I had picked up for something else. I will probably do a coat of mouse ears on the front and outside edges of the frame tonight.:







I also picked up some grey spray paint thinking I would do the letters and maybe the window frame with it... turned out it was lighter and more "blue" than I wanted. I ended up painting the frame black as well (as seen in the photo above). My wife reminded me that we had 6 different really dark grey paint samples from when we redid our kitchen in April, so I may try something different but this is what the letters look like now:



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Looks great!

I have to ask...what is under the car cover?

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Looks great!

I have to ask...what is under the car cover?
Thanks!

That's my wife's Firebird - it's her baby
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Finished up the second coat of "mouse ears" on everything and decided to hit the letters with some "dark steel metallic" spray paint I had sitting around to see how it would look. Hard to say at the moment - we'll see once it is dry



Final step now is getting some help to carry this monstrosity into the basement so I can put the door back on, tack on the letters, add the curtains, and finally see how it looks!
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Quick shot of the back side... you can see how overly reinforced things are - and also how I didn't paint the back very thoroughly

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