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« on: March 13, 2011 08:09:53 PM »

I want to make a custom headboard for my son's book themed room.  I found an image online and edited it to fit my needs but now I'm not sure what to do with it.  I want to have it printed in color and then applied to MDF which can be routed and shaped to follow the outlines of the books.  Is it best to have it printed as a poster and glue it on, print as a vinyl wall decal to put on or is there something I'm not thinking of?

Any thoughts are appreciated!  Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 06:41:09 PM »

it doesn't look like it would be too terribly difficult to freehand on the mdf as it looks like the kind of thing that it wouldn't matter if one of the lines was off a smidge.  you could save yourself a step that way. try a mini-test out of old boxes so you could get a guage for the "height" of the pages ?

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011 10:19:03 AM »

I agree, free hand wouldn't be too difficult.  You could have your office store enlarge the lettering to the desired size and use that as a template for the lettering.  Be sure to prime the MDF before painting, though, as MDF is known to suck the paint right in!!  That and any moisture for that matter(we made our mantle piece out of MDF...it turned out fabulous, thanks to proper sealing)!  And don't forget to add a clear coat when all is said and done...little hands are rather sticky!  We would love to see the finished product...have fun!
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