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Making my own home cinema signs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Panasonic4me, May 14, 2004.

  1. Panasonic4me

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    Hi,

    I'm new here, so if this thread is in the wrong forum...I'm sorry :)

    I've spent quite a lot of time on eBay lately looking for home cinema signs for my home cinema and I've just received a set of these signs:

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=298&item=3096375615

    They look absolutely great and at £6 for all 3 they are a steal. My original thought was to find some frames for them, but then I saw this great looking sign:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=778&item=3815552686

    ...so now I have changed my mind :) I want to make signs like that using the prints I have already bought...and now - finally ;) - here is my question: How do I go about doing that?

    Has anybody any experience making signs like that? What materials would be the best (look the best?) I could go back to my original idea and "just" find some frames for them. That would also look very good I'm sure but that other one........ :eek: :)
     
  2. slingshot

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    Is it just the sign mounted on some wood your after ?

    Basically did mine like that had some 1/2" MDF knocking around, cut to size, routed the edges to simple roundover and veneered it with cherry veneer.

    Even easier if you have a nice chunk of real wood, you don't bother with the veneer.

    Does that answer your question ?

    Slingshot
     
  3. Panasonic4me

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    Yes, it was precisely that kind of information I was after :) Have you used real glass or maybe plexiglass is a better solution? :)

    Thanks :smashin:
     
  4. nealgs

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    plexiglass is easier to drill for mounting purposes :)

    Those 3 signs do look pretty impressive. How fragile do they feel, i.e. are they flimsy like a sheet of paper or more like as if they were on transparency type of sheet (hope that makes sense)

    i've got a couple of pieces of plexi that would probably allow me to frame them, and a piece of MDF too - so may go ahead and get some of these.


    Gary
     
  5. Panasonic4me

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    Yes, I've also chosen plexiglass for that very reason :)

    The signs are pretty good quality. It is paper, but I don't think they are flimsy like a "regular" piece of paper. They are much thicker and glossy...more like a poster than a piece of paper. They look pretty good especially mounted behind glass...or in this case plexiglass ;)
     

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