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Hexagonal Wall Art

Josh Reuss
posted this on April 02, 2011 14:28

Here's a few larger pictures and a brief walk through for a recent project of mine. A piece of abstract space invader inspired hexagonal wall art.:)

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Showroom Page: http://www.ponoko.com/design-your-own/products/hexagonal-wall-art-5578

Materials Used: one p3 3mm white acrylic, one p3 3mm turquoise acrylic & one p1 of 3mm orange acrylic.

Other Supplies: Four white Multi-mount brand sign standoffs. Bit of super glue.

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After peeling away miles of protective paper I placed the white acrylic sheet face down on a clean flat surface.
Then inserted some of the larger orange pieces that have cutouts just for them.

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After that I started placing the smaller orange hexagons; which fit any slot so I could play around with
the overall look. Once I got the layout how I wanted it I placed a small amount of glue onto the
seams of the orange and white acrylic. A "gel" super glue would work best. Any sort of glue that bonds
acrylic should do fine. No one can see the backside once it's mounted so it's ok if it gets a little gunky.:)

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I took the white layer and positioned it on the wall to use as a easy guide for marking where I needed to put
my standoffs. Then proceeded to screw the base of the standoffs into the wall. (shown above)

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With the standoffs installed I simply lined up the background piece (turquoise) and screwed in the next layer of the mounting system.
As you can see in the close up it then leaves room for me to screw in the last layer and sandwich the sheets together.

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Adding the top layer is as easy as the first. Hand tightening was all that was needed to have a
snug fit.

Finally here's a picture of the sign standoff packaging in case anyone wants to use them in a future project.

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Otto

Really neat project, Josh! I love the finished look. I will definitely be checking out those standoffs. :)

April 02, 2011 19:13
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Richard Fortune

Love this. There is so much scope for beautiful wall art with this approach. Dare I say, I find the way you've mounted them a real gem of a tip! Cheers! 

April 06, 2011 02:57
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Mark Small

Very cool.  My first thought was that you were going to have a spacer holding the white away from the blue; maybe save that idea for the next one?

Oh, and if you don't have a use for all the white hexagon cut outs, I could use them here.  I'm designing a game and have been cutting dozens of hexagon out of cardboard. :D

April 08, 2011 22:32
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Josh Reuss
Ponoko

I have another one planned with black acrylic, so my hope is I can integrate my cast offs from this project into that one. The white hexagons definitively reminded me of a board game when I had them all out on the table.

As far as having the white float above the background more; this type of standoff does have an addable extension, so that might be another option.

April 09, 2011 10:12
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Mark Schafer

very nice design and great result. Congrats :-)

April 15, 2011 16:14
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Fuzzy Wobble

nice

i love HEXs

June 22, 2011 13:10