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Best way to make a monitor bezel
« on: March 30, 2020, 03:05:42 pm »
I am trying to determine the best way to do a monitor bezel for a machine I am going. It is a dartboard, so I need some protection for the monitor and I would like it to look good. What have people done for monitor bezel or protection? I was thinking of either a clear plastic, or doing a black abs plastic using vacuum forming to add some dimension, then a clear plastic over the monitor itself. Using a standard Dell 20" 4:3 monitor right now.

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Re: Best way to make a monitor bezel
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 08:18:00 pm »
I basically made a frame out of wood from 4 pieces of wood. Painted them all black and then had a piece of smoked plexi over that.

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Re: Best way to make a monitor bezel
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 05:34:01 pm »
I did what @False did, 4 scrap pieces of left over MDF to the size of the monitor itself.  Stick a Plexiglass on it, some do it inside the square, others on the outside and others make a groove and stick it inside of it.  me, i personally stuck the plexiglass in between the monitor and the bezel (removable both parts)...





im happy with it and protected the monitor..
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