Neighborhood Monument sign project

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Project by MRue posted 09-15-2015 06:56 PM 760 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We live on a private road and 6 neighbors have homes on it.

We found a way to get concensus (whew), agreed to a name and a budget, and I constructed an entry monument sign along with 6 matching individual house numbers to go in front of each house.

I wanted the signs to be as permanent as possible so I made it out of Ipe. The sign is about 4 ft tall and 6 ft wide. I oiled the Ipe with Penofin and incorporated slate into the design as well. Mounted on concrete piers so no wood was underground. We contracted with a sign company to make a professional looking design to mount onto the structure. They also made matching house numbers for the 6 small signs.

Fairly significant organizational effort that came out pretty well. Total cost was about $ $1600. $900 of that was the sign printing, the rest was for the lumber & materials. That’s about $275 per neighbor…. They all think I’m a GOD!! :)

Let me know what you think


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#1 posted 09-15-2015 07:44 PM

Looks great! Design by committee is always difficult and sometimes stressful. The bottom looks to be slate, but what is the main sign area made of?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 09:46 PM

Looks great. And yeah, I’ve been on more than a few “church committees” so I’m a bit surprised you could get a consensus with 6 people !

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 12:24 AM

Congratulations on a nice product and happy customers.

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 02:58 AM

A Great Lookin Project Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 03-27-2016 10:06 AM

After reading your comments posted on 8-30-2010 about religious crosses on highways, I find it odd that you used the word “GOD” in your description!

By the way it states “Freedom of Religion” not freedom from! There is a big difference!!!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#6 posted 03-27-2016 06:34 PM

If you’d like to have a civil conversation about the constitution, religious freedom, and ironic humor, I would be happy to engage you. Drop me a note


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