DIY Light Table for Tracing

DIY Light Table for Tracing! A DIY light table is a great tool for tracing, especially if you are an artist. A DIY light table consists of a box with lights at the top and bottom that shine down on your paper or canvas to make it easier to see what’s happening. If you’re interested in making your own DIY light table, here are some steps that will help you get started!

If you’re looking for a DIY light table for tracing, then this is the article for you! Learn how to make a DIY light table with only two materials and one tool. You’ll be able to use it as an alternative to store-bought lightboxes that are on the higher end of the price spectrum. This DIY project can be completed in less than 20 minutes without any prior knowledge of woodworking or electricity. If you’re looking for a cheap way to get into small-scale art projects like sketching or calligraphy, then this DIY tutorial is perfect!

A light table is a simple DIY project that will allow you to trace images onto your surface. This article will provide some detailed instructions on how to make a DIY light table for tracing. I found the following supplies at my local hardware store:

Tools required for Diy Light Table

1. sheets of glass or acrylic, 1/8 inch thick  

2. sheet of white paper, 8 x 10 inches (I used tracing paper) 

3. a wooden frame with an opening cut out and hinges (mine was 25 x 30 cm) 

4. glass cutters and rubber cement

I hope this DIY tutorial has given you inspiration for your next project!

Making a DIY Light Table for Tracing

One of the best things about doing projects like this is that there are many ways to get creative and not follow a set pattern. You can use an old computer power supply or phone charger for instance, but make sure you adjust it accordingly depending on what voltage your LEDs require (you might need more than one). If neither of those options works out well with regular supplies in mind then try using batteries instead. Follow these steps to make your own light table.

1. The Frame and Screen

The frame and screen

I made a wooden frame with an insulating panel for the bottom. Next, I drilled 4 holes in each side so that air could circulate freely around it and keep things cool enough to prevent overheating of LEDs below which are crucial when using these little lights because they can get pretty hot after a while without proper ventilation! This box is only 5cm thick but you wouldn’t know if look at how well-made everything else appears – all parts were measured carefully before assembly began just like always

2. The LED Strips

The LED strips

Next, I reconnected the led strip by soldering wires across it. This was a cheapo so there were no markings for polarity or direction which made cutting up difficult before you even start! You can see from my marks how it’s done and after that, all we need to do is solder them together in our desired pattern- either way looks tidy when it’s finished but this might be easier if you don’t know what you’re doing just take some time with each piece until they’re perfect then put everything back into place once that done add any finishing touches such as gluing (I like things neat)

I glued the leading edge strips down first because these parts didn’t hold themselves up while working on top of me without help holding them.

3. Almost Done

Almost done

At this point, I screwed the bottom portion of the frame onto the frame and finished pasting each of the eight LEDs in the bottom portion of a box inside of its guts. You can actually glue it, but if one of those components dies then it will be difficult because of its loss- so hopefully you keep that in mind! This lets me determine whether to take the guesswork out of wiring in my box at any given time.

4. The Power Plug

The power plug

I super glued the power plug in one of the 4 holes on either side, and it’s working like a charm!

5. Super Bright

Then I cut the polystyrene plate to size (basically just shortened it) so that it fits into my wooden frame. I plugged in the power source, and VOILA! The screen is very bright without paper on display at all–it’s like looking into an HDTV with no pixels missing or fuzzy lines visible anymore 🙂

6. Just Right

Just right

After I added my new LED lighting to my store, I was amazed at how different it looked. It’s not too bright and the colors are perfect for a business environment!


In conclusion, building a DIY light table for tracing is a great way to save money and have complete control over the project. Plus, it’s a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together. With a little time and effort, anyone can create their own light table for tracing.

Also, Read>> How to Use a Lightbox for Tracing