|Project by Beautifulsunshine87||posted 07-03-2015 05:55 PM||700 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife’s sister recently welcomed their latest addition to her family, and my gift to her new son was to make this name plate for his bedroom door. As you can tell, his name is Sloan.
I used a scrap piece of pine I had leftover from his sister’s toybox project and routed all four edges with my new router. Then, I traced out the letters of his name and used the plunge feature on my router to trace out the letters about 1/4-1/2” deep into the wood. Once that was done, I used my woodburning kit to etch and darken the inner wood; it wasn’t perfectly black though so I made some touch ups with a sharpie.
I then covered the whole thing with 4 coats of exterior grade polyurethane varnish I used for my picnic table build last year and voila; added a couple holes, some twine for extra rustic effect and hung it on his door. Not a bad start to the little guy’s life at home ;)
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