Post 10: Final Project Progress

So far my project is coming along smoothly. I was able to find flush round LED disks at my local home depot which avoided a major challenge for me in the electrical sense, they are color changing and come with a remote for wireless operation. I also collected an 11″ by 8′ plank of wood that I will be using for the base. It is a combination of knotted cedar sections that look really good. The long length will provide me with extra wood that I can use for another project, probably a cutting board. I also collected a paint roller and some wood stain, cognac colored which I thought was really fitting for the project. I plan on using glue to secure the different sections together to make one single thick base. The thickness of the base will be used to hide all of the electronic interworking’s of the LED’s.

Enough of the material collection and planning though, what you came here for is the progress.

Below will be a series of photos highlighting the fabrication progress that has taken place.

Photo 1: The large cedar plank.

Photo 2: Three bite sized pieces. (11″ x 16″)

Photo 3: Three bite sized pieces plus the LED’s.

Photo 4: Individual LED’s spaced out on the top board.

Photo 5: Markings for the holes drawn on the board.

Photo 6: Top board with holes drilled and burrs sanded.

That concludes the progress pictures.

There will be more to come.

Thanks for following along.


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  • Sophia Montie
    April 15, 2024 9:24 am

    Hi! This is a cool project and I love how you are using things that you already had. Do you plan on hanging this up and how will that work with its functionality?

  • Hey Chris, It sounds like your project is shaping up beautifully! The choice of knotted cedar for the base, along with the color-changing LED disks, is particularly striking. As you move forward, I wonder how the thickness of the base and the hiding of the electronic parts will impact the overall look and functionality. I’m excited to see the final result!


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