For The Wife (to be)

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Project by dakremer posted 01-03-2012 02:28 AM 3915 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some signs my fiance and I made tonight. Made out of CDX plywood. Cracked paint look. Courtney hand painted the letters. Will be used for decorations at our wedding in June. Thanks for looking!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 02:33 AM

Sweet. Nice lettering.

Does everyone at the wedding sit on bucket chairs? That would be cool.

You two look like you are having a lot of fun. Good for you guys.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 02:33 AM

Serious god job on the letters. Very well done.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 02:35 AM

haha – yes, Steve, bucket chairs for everyone! :) :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 03:21 AM

Very Nice job on the hand lettering. From a quick look at the pictures I was expecting to read that you had somebody laser them for you.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 03:21 AM

so sweet. I think its lovely when you have a partner that you are able to work with,both coming together to make something so lovely. congradulations your wedding enjoy the planning.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 03:38 AM

I remember when you posted that “She said Yes!!!” Glad to see you two going strong. Love the pics.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 03:47 AM

Thanks guys! We had a blast making these. One of the few times she’s actually WANTED to go out into the wood shop! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 05:06 AM

Great work on the signs and good luck with your upcoming nuptials.

-- Russ

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 06:31 AM

Very classical lettering. Love it. I just finished a while back making signs for my brother’s wedding on old rustic fence boards and different little pieces from those fence boards as the lettering. I’ll have to post that project. By the way… how did you get the paint to crack like that? I know there’s a few differnt ways but curious on yours.

-- Dustin, Central Coast California

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#12 posted 01-03-2012 06:33 AM

Congratulations Cortney, When dakramer gets back from his fishing trip, he’ll be happy to make you some kitchen cabinets…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#13 posted 01-03-2012 06:45 AM

hey Firewood, How we did it was to use Elmer’s Glue. Paint the wood black (or brown, or some dark color). Once that dries, spread Elmer’s Glue all over it – use a brush and get a nice even coat on it. Let the glue dry until it gets tacky (1-2 minutes), then paint the white over top of it. It’ll crack in which ever way your paint strokes are (for the top coat – white). Its really simple!

I believe the paint needs to be an acrylic paint. Spray paint doesnt work

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 10:55 AM

Great lettering on that sign…............

-- mike...............

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 12:53 PM

So nice.
Wonderful that you make these signs your self for the wedding, to share the time before and then be united to share the time after.
I wish you both all the best for the wedding,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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