Had your slides processed normally and mounted, but have no way to view it? Try this DIY light box project dedicated to your sweet slides!
Want to have a better look at all the amazing detail that slide film takes in? Try developing it normally instead of crossing it, then have it mounted, after which all you need is a light box to view it correctly. Light boxes aren’t something you can buy anywhere though, so it’s better to create your own!
- 24” Fluorescent cabinet light
- 32” by 24” sheet of acrylic
- Two 36” by ¾” Aluminum Angles (L shaped)
- One 6ft 1” by 3” piece of pine wood – (cut in half at store)
- One 6ft 1” by 4” piece of whitewood – (cut in half at store)
- One piece outside corner finished moulding (see photo)
- Small piece of balsa wood (or sub any thin plywood)
- Eight 1 ¼” #8 phillips round head screws
- Six 1” #8 phillips round head screws
- Ten 1/2” #4 phillips head wood screws
- Power Drill with 1/8 & 5/64 bits
- Phillips screwdriver
- Staple gun
- Box cutting knife
- Measuring tape / straightedge
- Vellum paper (enough to cover 32” by 2.25”)
- Spray adhesive
This might seem quite a lot of materials but rest assured that it’ll be simple and definitely worth your while. Check out the link for the complete set of instructions in making this slide viewer light box!
Information for this article was sourced from DIY Photography