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Has anyone built a back-lit poster case for movie posters? It seems that this should be very doable for far less than the $250 plus in the HT on-line stores.


I might have access to a bunch of old in-wall x-ray viewboxes from work. Wondering if anyone has a set of plans laying around so I don't have to re-invent the wheel.


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Well I did build two for my Marquee.


POSTER FRAMES

I also used the Bass Loc frames. I bought 7 in the gold finish, they screw to the wall. They are not stud space mutilples so you must use drywall anchors.


I took two of the frames and built my own backlit frames also. I went whole hog here as my best friend is an electrician and training to be an inspector and he does not let me get away with anything.


My 2 backlit posters are part of our theater entry marquee. On each side of the entry doors are 2 fluted columns framing backlit Bass Industries commercial snap-lock frames with light boxes I built. I removed the wood backing of the frames and replaced it with milk white Plexiglas. Total cost $150 each vs $700. Each light box is 2x4 framed with a 3/8" inset backing. The boxes were lined with sheet metal and have two pairs of 24" fluorescent tubes.(4 total) I think these are 30watts each for a 120 watts total per box. This is the same as the commercial light boxes. Each box is fused for safety.


The white backed posters look milky on the back lit frames so I only use double sided posters in the light boxes. They look very dramatic.
 
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