As I have continued to list games for sell I seem to get more comments and questions about my game room decor than the games I’m selling. The framed translites in my current post for my Dialed In have gotten some technical questions on how I made them. I have found many answers to solve issues I’ve had with games on Pinside, so the least I can do is share some information I have that others may find beneficial. I may also be opening myself up to criticism for spending way more for something I could have just bought.
I like things a certain way and I don’t like to settle. A plain frame around a Translite didn’t have the look I wanted. I found out in my home theater years ago a $10 poster in a $15 frame looks okay for a dorm room but spending $200 and triple matting the poster and getting a solid frame makes a $10 poster look like a piece of art.
I wanted a mat board around my Translite and light from behind. I found Shadowboxes at Michaels and through trial and error I think they look pretty good. I think I may add an additional set of lights in the frames to get a more balanced distribution of light and with the color changing ability, some neat effects. I happen to have all the items needed to make two more on hand and I’ll show you all the components in my next post.