|Project by KnotCurser||posted 12-26-2013 02:24 PM||1244 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
The owner of Zephyr Brewing Company, in Denver Colorado, hired me to create a sign for his brewery/pub.
He wanted it to look a bit weathered and rustic, so I used some reclaimed, distressed oak planks and glued up some random sizes. I left a rough edge on the top and bottom and didn’t even trim the sides. The rusted nail holes were a bonus!
Before starting on the carving, I sealed the surface entirely with about four coats of brush-on lacquer.
After designing on the computer and having my CNC Router do it’s job, I used Rit dye in the carving area and wiped the excess off after a few minutes. The lacquer I applied earlier kept the oak surface from staining.
Then I applied a few coats of spray-on lacquer and knocked down the final coat with steel wool to get a matte finish.
Overall dimensions are around 15×21 inches.
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