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Project by Mark Atwater posted 02-10-2018 02:51 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made my last name into a marquee for a decoration for our upcoming wedding. Cut all the letters out of 3/4 in plywood and painted them grey. Drilled all my holes to receive the light sockets. The plywood was wrapped in 3.5 in valley tin that I got from my local Ace. I used brads and CA glue to secure the tin to the letters. Finally took apart strands of globe lights and inserted the sockets into the hole with just a friction fit. I rewired all the sockets to the light strand and plugged it in!

The plan is to display it above our DJ table at our reception. I ended up using about 65 globes total in the letters. I used a Jimmy Diresta video as a good reference for ours. Thanks for looking!

-- Mark, Iowa

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 08:47 PM

I saw this when I clicked projects and thought, wow, Diresta found lukberjocks! It sure enough looks all as good as his. Fine job, thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 02-12-2018 02:01 AM

Thanks a lot!

-- Mark, Iowa

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