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Solid Wood Monument

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by cgsigns_jamie, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Here's something we don't do very often... work with WOOD.

    We recently finished constructing a new monument sign for a local church. We decided to build this one entirely out of solid cyprus with MDO faces and Aluminum letters.

    The posts are solid 10" x 10" cyprus. The top is made of multiple layers of solid cyprus. This sign is HEAVY.

    Here are some photos of the production and installation. We still need to add the brick base/planter and the white wash stain.

    Unfortunately the layout on the face isn't nearly as nice as the structure that holds it all together! (Design by committee)
     

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  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Well done :rock-n-roll:
     
  3. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    Really nice work!
     
  4. g&eprinting

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    Awesome. Put together on site too.
    Get a camera on a tripod and make video out of the next one.
    Make a nice youtube commercial.
     
  5. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Nicely Done! :thumb: Gotta love those jobs using real wood...but not the cost. Those jobs don't come along everyday!
    Can I ask what the Cypress alone ran? (roughly). That is a damn fine selection of wood for the project. Is that "select" Cypress?
    Again... Very nice. Looking forward to pics of the final product with brick and white-wash.
     
  6. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Nice work. :thumb:
     
  7. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Jamie that is massive. It must weigh as much as my truck.
    Very nice.
     
  8. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Nice work. Great that you showed most of your steps including the schematic also. I love seeing progress shots.
     
  9. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Very nice work.
    Love....Jill
     
  10. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Wow very nice likes the look of real wood & Cyprus will last nearly forever, very cool.
     
  11. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Very nice cypress sign. Inner framework is as nicely done as the trim elements.

    Wood is just about my favorite medium to work in. Don't get to do it much any more.
     
  12. signage

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    Nice job and steps of the finished project!
    Lets hope it leads to many more for you.
     
  13. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    That is a nice job. We do something similar with the parks and recreation, but the cost is not something that customers like. Your work is quality.
     
  14. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Thanks for all the kind words guys (and gals)!

    I referred to this sign as the Ark during construction. It truly was a massive project.

    The cypress was a little more than 2k in raw material costs. It was all "furniture" grade cypress, I guess you could call that select. (I'm not too familiar with carpentry)

    We took all the pieces to a cabinet shop where they ran it through their massive planer and joiner so everything is nice and square.
     
  15. GP

    GP Very Active Member

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    Now that is a proper Church sign.

    Well done.
     
  16. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    I forgot to mention the crest is a cast aluminum plaque from Gemini.... This sign is going to last forever!
     
  17. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Update

    Final photos of the sign with the planter/base installed.
     

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  18. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    always nice to see when its totally finished. :thumb:
    :U Rock:
     
  19. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    :thankyou:
     
  20. nodrenim

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    Let's hope that the shrubbery stays short. It would be a shame to have it grow and hide that beautiful sign. Really nice job from start to finish, one to be proud of, for sure!
     
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