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.
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.
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.