MISSISSIPI BUD WALL HANGING #1: Mississippi Framed wall hanging picture blog commission

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 04-02-2012 02:39 AM 4432 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Met another chap from another online forum, anyways I have made him several smaller woodworking pieces. His mother is a reseller … owns a headshop.
He and his brother made a slate stone patio in his backyard and he wants a wall piece where he hangs out.




This is my first design attempt. Th blue and yellow version is the official state sign.
My plan is to cut the letters out of wood and mount them to exterior plywood. Attach them with brass, copper and brass patinated fasteners. Frame will be white oak. ,,, with my arts-and-crafts-style antiqued finish… with several top coats of marine spar varnish.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 03:24 AM

I like the lettering…is that the MS state flower?

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 12:21 PM

I like the lettering, but what is the function of the side pieces with the dots? Seems superfluous and detracting to me. Then again- I live in Texas.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 07:36 PM

Sweet job on that sign!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 03:14 AM


Hey Donna … I’m considering iron spikes … add a little mystery

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 03:33 AM

Napaman, that is our state flower, the magnolia (the magnolia is also our state tree). The font used is on almost anything released by the state of Mississippi.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 01:12 PM

I like the spikes- but there is something that rubs me the wrong way about their location. Maybe going vertical on each side? Ask a few more people for their opinions- try different locations- ask the owners. Mine is just one opinion.
Maybe just one in each corner- as though that was how it was attached to the wall.
Golly- I hope you asked for opinions. . . I always forget to ask- GGG

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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