LED Lighted Box for Display of Stained Glass Blue Bird Panel

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Project by DaleMaley posted 03-28-2018 03:24 PM 2740 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nearby small town has put out 100’s of blue bird houses, in an effort to get the blue birds to return to that town. Maybe 50 years ago, there were so many blue birds, their high school mascot was the Blue Bird.

Two ladies from that town, that I work on projects with regularly, are rehabbing an old main street building, to be a new community center. Both ladies go crazy over blue birds and the project to bring them back.

I decided a nice gift for their newly rehabbed building would be a stained glass Blue Bird panel. Furthermore, I decided to make it an LED lighted display panel.

The stained glass panel was the easy part. Learning about those new fangled LED strip lights was a real adventure!!

I made a prototype box from common pine. The final box is red oak, stained to a Golden Oak color.

The two ladies were tickled pink to receive my gift.

If you are interested in my Trials & Tribulations on this project, and there were many, you can see my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 03-28-2018 04:19 PM

real cool

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#2 posted 03-28-2018 04:26 PM

That was a great project. Your stain glass looks absolutely beautiful along with your frames. I know the ladies will admire and appreciate the hard work you put into building them. The lighting was a terrific idea and will make the stain glass Bluebirds pop. Thanks for taking your time and talent for such a good cause.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 03-28-2018 05:01 PM

Excellent work on both.

Also a great idea and cause too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 03-28-2018 06:46 PM

Very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 03-28-2018 07:49 PM

great gift. very attractive/

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#6 posted 03-28-2018 09:27 PM

These two panels are so beautiful. They are real eye catchers.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 03-28-2018 09:30 PM

These two panels are so beautiful. They are real eye catchers.

- helluvawreck

These are the same panel. The one on the left is not lighted, and the one on the right is LED lighted up.

Thanks, they did turn out pretty nice….........and the lady customers love it!


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#8 posted 03-29-2018 12:42 PM

Very nice! I bet they are awesome when lit. We had some blue birds nest in an old bird house in our yard.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 03-30-2018 12:11 AM

Very Nice Work Dale & Well Done! Thanks For Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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