|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 12-20-2012 05:42 PM||1048 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I made this “Man Cave” sign for a friend named Roger.
Roger does lots of “fix-it” sorts of things for lots of folks in his basement Man Cave workshop. I’ve made a couple things to make his work more efficient that I’ve posted here on lumberjocks, a work bench and a thirty drawer storage cabinet to go with it. All he needed to complete the trinity of Man Cave-ness is a distinctive sign which clearly spells out ownership of the space and provides clues to visitors about the real manliness, the real burliness, which takes place inside the Man Cave.
The sign stock is quarter inch Baltic birch plywood. I roughed up the edges and painted on faux wood grain, and faux live edge…really, really faux.
I cut a bunch of Man Cave icons – saw, hammer, calipers, ... – and painted them. Cut the lettering and sealed it. Then, I did rough layout. I cut lifts and spacers to add a more 3D interest to the piece. Glued everything in place, touched up the paint and added some protective finish.
This was a lot of fun to make. I’ll deliver it in the next few minutes.
Thanks for looking in fellow lumberjocks.