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How to make a LED stage with glass blocks

Have an event or a birthday party coming up for which you need a glamorous stage? We have prepared the perfect DIY project for you! This LED stage made with glass blocks is going to blow your guests’ minds away! Read more to find out how it is made!

 

Products needed for this DIY project:

1.      Glass blocks

2. One-inch steel angle

3.      2 x 4 wood

4.      Double-walled acrylic planks

5.      LED lights

6.      Screws

7.      Concrete

8.      Power source

 

Let’s get started with our DIY project!

 

Step 1:

First, let’s make the frame for the glass block. For this, we will need to weld two one-inch steel angles together to form a single T shape. Don’t forget to flip it over and weld it from the underside as well. Make at least about 30 of these T-shaped structures.

Step 2:

Now it’s time to weld the whole structure together. First, let’s place it flat on the ground so that we get our spacing right. Place the T-shaped structures in the middle by leaving the distance equal to the width of the glass block between each structure, single steel angled structures on either side, and flat bars on the top and bottom. Once this is done, weld it all together part by part.

Step 3:

Make four of these structures and then weld them all together so they form a large rectangular structure. You’ll also need to cut 4 pieces of large 2-inch steel square tube to length to support the whole frame.

Step 4:

Cut another large two-inch steel square tube into five sections of 10 inches and weld them to the corners and center of the mainframe.

Step 5:

Prime the entire structure with some rusty metal primer. Finish this up by spraying a layer of Rustoleum protective enamel and leave it aside to dry.

Step 6:

Screw together some 2 x 5 squares made of wood and fill them with some concrete. Dig out a hole and place these wood frames with concrete in them. This will help to create some strong support for each of the five legs. Then place the structure onto these concrete squares.  After this is done, push the rubble towards the frame so that we have a nice and even layer.

Step 7:

Screw together a few strips of 2 x 4 s and place them in the frame. Then attach the LED lights of your choice onto these wooden planks.

Step 8:

Cover the whole structure with some double-wall acrylic planks and cut it into strips of appropriate length. Once cut, place the strips onto the frame. Since they are translucent, the LED lights can shine through them. Place the glass blocks on top of the acrylic planks.

Step 9:

The last step is to build a waterproof box to store all the wires of the LED lights and connect the lights to a power source.

Your glass stage is now complete. Light it up and have a crazy dance party with your friends on this LED stage!

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