Today I want to share a large framed wooden sign which I made recently. This custom order was for a senior apartment complex. There was a blank wall in the dining room and this sign was designed to fill that space. This sign measured 36" x 36" before framing.
Okay, so this is a little introduction to Online Shopping. I know that there is nothing like actually being in the retail location...seeing the products in real...touching them...seeing the quality of the item and the sizing...but it has to work out for you to do retail shopping. You have to have the time or take the time...maybe you have a child or two or three with you and it's just overwhelming to think of dropping by...what if they break something or touch something...this is where Online Shopping comes in.
I thought I would explain the difference between the two types today.
Generally speaking, the framed wood signs are made from 3/4" good one side plywood. Most everyone knows how awful the sides of plywood are which is why I frame them. It adds a little bit to the sign...makes it a little bigger, covers the rough, raw edges and dresses the whole sign up.
My regular wood signs are made from pine. The pine wood I use has nice edges which doesn't make it necessary to frame them. I often route the pine edges just to give the edge of the sign a nice rounded edge.