Forgive the photo from my phone (though it IS right side up!) I’m on the fence as to what to do with this project and am seeking suggestions.
The letters are not glued on yet.
1) I’m thinking of either gluing the letters on as shown and finishing the piece with spray lacquer. I hesitate because I think the woods used will pretty much all look the same.
2) My other thought is to paint everything black, sand the faces of the frame and the letters and then glue the letters on. This would be a bit dramatic, but might also hide a few flaws in the letters.
[EDIT] Here’s how this turned out. [link]
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!