I just completed six of these, all identical. I wanted to wrap the ends of these with a iron strap, like you might see on a treasure chest. I made these from PVC. Using a ball peen hammer and venting a little frustration, hit them just hard enough to cover the surface in small dents. Glued on some plastic screw caps and then spray painted with Krylon black hammered metal finish. Also used a Krylon stone look finish spray paint for the lettering. Although they are very simple looking signs, I think they turned out interesting!