Here is my first instructable by making a small light box with a shelf at the bottom made from balsa wood. Its an easy project and it needs limited tools.
Step 1: Tools that you'll need
Balsa wood 5mm thick
snap-off blade knife
a thin plexiglass (you can take it from a frame that you have )
an AAA battery case
Step 2: Cut the frames
cut the balsa frames on the size that you want , depent on how big you want your box.Mine was about 100mm tall. and glue them.
Step 3: Let it dry
Never be in hurry , and always enjoy the ''trip'' that your projects offer. So after your box is assembled let it dry and work on something else like making the bottom box and the little knob
Step 4: The knob and bottom box
make the bottom box and make a knob.
Since we said '' limitted tools'' you will need to make the knob manually . It will be a bit tricky (or not...depents your skills)
Step 5: Paint and desing your box
paint your box with a spray and design as you wish.
i used a blue paint and i designed with yellow stars
at the backside of the box i made a sliding door in order to change the batteries
Step 6: Print your theme
print your theme , glue it on a piece of balsa wood and cut it.
i glue them in a way that i can hide behind them a LED and in order to give a 3D taste on the project
Step 7: Solder your LEDS
take your solder iron and solder the LEDS and the battery case and the on-off button
Step 8: Test run
always before the final assemble make a ''test run'' to see if everything lights correctly
Step 9: Finishing
hot glue the connection the LEDS and the button inside the box and you are done!!
and there it is sitting with our ''little prince '' collection.