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Need Help Suggestions Question Looking for ideas for mounting and framing a 4x16 alumaboard store front sign

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by mmblarg, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. mmblarg

    mmblarg Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Rapid City, SD
    Hey guys! It's the slow season and the owners are upgrading our old warn out awning for a mounted 4x16 foot rectangular sign with new overhead lights. We're brain storming how to mount it to the building because we don't want to go with the standard 2x4's and drilling through multiple spots of the sign face.

    The main thing that has us boggled is the conduit box and cables for the over head lights will either need to be visible and flush with the sign (preferably not) or hidden behind the sign, which means we will need the 2x4 route anyways to create the channel needed for the wires.

    Does anyone have ideas on how to dress up a store front sign a little more?
  2. IDB Signs

    IDB Signs Member

    Aug 29, 2018
    Portland, TN
    There are plenty of options for frames and cabinets out there. But if you're wanting to just have the panel, then you'll likely have to drill some holes. I've used something like the frame below a few times, but I'm not sure if they supply it up to 16 ft? Everything is all kits, components and parts, so there is no quick pricing, it's all custom.

  3. jtiii

    jtiii Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    SW Michigan
    For our last shop sign which was 45"x16' we used alumalite and folded 1 1/2" returns. We then put our fasteners just through the bottom and top returns (into 2x4s of course!) leaving the sign face unblemished.
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    We would make a separate raised molding from .040 alum and often add a piece of 1/4 round molding inside the raised molding.
  5. ams

    ams Very Active Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Stand offs?

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