|Project by toddbeaulieu||posted 01-26-2011 08:52 PM||3081 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Our home had two plaques on the front porch. I stripped and restored the “crest wings”, which was a lot of work. It’s a beautiful piece, and I can only imagine how much work/cost it would be to replace it today.
I decided to replace the “name tag” of the house, because the old one was simply painted and rotting/icky.
I picked up some Spanish Cedar, some hand tools and started watching you tube.
This is what I ended up with. Overall, I’m pleased with it, with the exception of the finish. The natural wood doesn’t look right on the house, IMO. It’s out of place. If I get bored with my other proejcts, I may pull it down and paint it white.
Learning to carve the rounded letters was fun and easy (extreme sarcasm), with the grain changes.
I have a post card from 1940 addressed to “Colonial Manse, North Reading MA” and it got there. Simpler times!