The words are carved into plywood with dremel. Destroyed some tools because woodworking is not my forte. Surface is painted with matte black with gold glitter on top and the side of the letters are painted with gold paint. There’s plexiglass right behind the top plywood. I have wifi controlled RBG+W LED strip inside the box. Took me five days of all my free time and some sweat and stress. No tears or blood. I’ve had the idea several years but just didn’t get into making it. Also would have given up after the first two destroyed tools if not for the challenge. In my eyes I’m already a winner. I love how it looks.