Need Help Building A Gigantic Light Table
So my girlfriend decided she was going to make a gigantic light table. Her idea was to slap a sheet of acrylic on a couple of pieces of wood and shove a couple of lamps under it. She already got the acrylic top for it before I explained to her it wasn't really going to work that way.
The top is 7 feet by 4 feet. Yes, 7'x4'. So now I'm trying to design one that will actually work well. Currently, I'm thinking 4x4 corners with 1x4's along the sides for a frame and likely 1 or 2 more 1x4's width-wise across the middle for support to keep the center from drooping/collapsing. Then would need a sheet of plywood painted wide on the bottom to close it up. Of course, that means the thing will weigh a ton. Metal isn't an option since I have no fabrication resources.
Anyone have any better ideas?
Then also comes the light source. I'm leaning to LEDs. Maybe using 4 rope strands lengthwise spaced 1ft apart? Anyone have any suggestions for good LEDs or another way to go?
Thanks for any input!