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  • Foamcore board or plywood - foam core is easy to work with, but if you like working with wood or know someone who does, the wood is sturdier.
  • Plexiglas sheet the size you want your box - these are sold in hardware stores in the lighting section for fluorescent light covers.
  • Light (the florescent lights they sell for under the cabinet with plug or battery operated). Get 2 lights if making a large lightbox


Cut foamcore or plywood 6 inches deep and the length of each side of the Plexiglas. And then make cuts into boards half the depth of the boards a small distance from the end of each board.. Also make a small notch in one board for the cord of the light to fit through if using the sort of light with a plug. Make 2 notches if using 2 lights.

Now fit the boards together like Lincoln logs and place the light inside and turn on, making sure the cord goes through the notch made for it. Then place the Plexiglas on top of the box.

The best part about this design is that it can be taken apart and stored until needed, making it perfect for the small art studio.

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