Wooden Logic Display Surrounds Pt. 1

Logic Display Surrounds are made a few different ways.

  • Aluminum
  • Resin
  • DIY

I chose the DIY path since I felt it would give me the greatest benefit and cost the least since I already have tools to do so.  All I needed were the plans, tools,  materials, and a way of constructing them.  I had 3 out of the 4, so I knew this would be a challenge.

Small Logic Display Surrounds
Small Logic Display plans

The plans were found on the R2-D2 BUILDERS CLUB Yahoo group.  Since these plans were in decimal format, I had to convert them into the American Standard of Feet and Inches.  I used a calculator to come up with most of the fractions and a few I knew were a hair off from being in between two sets of fractions such as the distance between a 1/32″ and 1/64″.  Basically meet those two in the middle and that gives you the number.

The tools need to complete this project are as follows.

  • Router w/ table
  • Miter Saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Ruler with 1/32 measurements
  • Rafter Square

Now I needed some construction material, so it was off to the local DIY hardware store to buy a piece of Poplar hobby wood for around $8.  The piece I wanted was 1/2″ thick and 4″ wide, just the right height for the part I had to build.  The good thing is that this will give you enough wood in case you mess up.  I actually bought 3 of these in first trying to figure out the best way to construct these surrounds since I didn’t have any instructions and I was trying to figure out the best method to cut small pieces of wood.

Poplar Wood
Poplar Hobby Wood 4′ X 4″ x 1/2″


For the next part in this series, we will be  marking our wood board and CUTTING OUT THE PARTS.

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