Imgur user Wetfifty and his wife decided to make a stunning piece of wall art for a close friend. Daina was the witness at the wedding of Wetfifty and his wife. They decided to take one of their favourite photos of her and create this one of a kind piece.
Taken from their wedding and slightly cropped.
The image was uploaded to http://rasterbator.net/, a site that assists with tile printing, set to 4 sheets with an interlaced half-tone circle grid, black dots on white paper. The dots range from 0mm to 6mm.
The surface was made of out standard 4â€™x8â€™ MDF cut down to 37â€x36â€.
Rows were placed every 5mm and columns were placed every 10mm.
Just over 8000 dots measured and notated in the lower right corner near each dot to then be copied on to the MDF.
The standard drill bit had to be converted into metric, the measuring system Wetfifty was working in. He then labelled the drill bits in size from 1.5mm to 6mm.
To cut down on time, Wetfifty wore old work gloves and used them to apply friction to the drill chuck. This allowed him to stop the drill faster and move onto the next hole. It cut the drilling time by 1/3.
A Bombay mahogany stain was chosen for the MDF board. Wetfifty applied Miniwax pre-stain and then the Miniwax stain.
While the stain was drying, Wetfifty made the backing by glueing 2â€x1â€ boards around the edge, then clamping them. Once that glue had dried, he sprayed them with 3M spray glue and rolled foam fabric onto them. This ensures a seamless fit against the wall, making sure no light bleeds out the sides.
Wetfifty purchased an LED strip from Amazon. He used 3M spray once again to attach the converter box / transceiver.