Bar Sign Build

I wanted to make a fullsize prop for the Expo, so I designed this bar sign before I had planned for the rest of my display. The design gave me a chance to practise sign writing and woodwork skills.

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Rather than using metal for the design above the bracket I used MDF and a jigsaw to cut out the pattern. After shaping and sanding the bracket, it was painted with black Hammerite paint to make it look like metal work.

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Teak wood was used for the sign itself. I wanted to paint the lettering on the wood directly rather than masking the grain. After painting the lettering I glazed the sign with a clear spray varnish.

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Finish sign.


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