My wife owns and manages (with my humble assistance) a very nice knit shop. We try to keep the front entrance well maintained and inviting.
I turned a couple of old fashioned spiral columns to go with our 200 + year old building and we displayed a couple of street corner signs similar to the ones shown, but the street name parts were laminated printouts, not wood.
Well, they held up alright for a few years, but eventually they deteriorated.
These days I have a CarveWright machine and the street name panels are carved into .75” oak.
The names are carved .25” deep on each side, giving a double sided name plate with a .25” substrate between the two sides.
So now its even more evident that when clients arrive at our shop, they’re on the corner of KNIT & PURL!
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