This is going to happen, just taking a while. But I did have a play with a CNC plasma this morning and made up the front face for the lightbox. I'll put some translucent acrylic behind it and get some LEDs off eBay.
And to prove the actual build of the bar has started, here is some of the timber I've dressed. It's a mixture of jarrah, karri, marri, wandoo and blackbutt.