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This is a new one to me

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by ams, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    Customer wants a routed wood sign 2' X 3' but wants it on a X Base Stand that is 5' 4" tall.
    I am confused as I thought X Stands were for Banners or for pedestal signs. Never seen this done with a routed wood sign?

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  2. KMC

    KMC Graphic Artist

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    like this but in wood?
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  3. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    Interesting idea, but a single bar in the middle probably wouldn't support it. It need some type of support as wood is heavy.
     
  4. rossmosh

    rossmosh Active Member

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    I never trust a customer to give me specs. Any time I do, I get in trouble. Find out what they want to do and then recommend the best option you can provide.

    Assuming it's for a non-permanent sign for exterior use, It might be clever to poor a concrete round with a green channel post embedded. It would be cheap and easy to move around. You could just roll it. Concrete would give it plenty of weight too.
     
  5. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    That would be easier, but apparently this is going inside a restaurant?
     
  6. IDB Signs

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    Maybe throw the concrete in something decorative? A planter or something with some moss thrown on top? Haha. hey, it may help with the wooden, rustic, camp vibe!
     
  7. E Coloney

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    It has been my experience that most people can't read a ruler or tape measure...
     
  8. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    The person requesting this sign lacks basic knowledge of reality, they need to be learned.

    Teach them what they need, not what they want.
     
  9. LoRobs

    LoRobs New Member

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    Maybe they want something like an easel so they can move/remove it and not have any permanent hardware on it.
     
  10. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    I believe they would be talking about a 4x4 lumber post with a lumber cross base made of 2x4's like you used to make for Christmas trees, but with gussets added to brace the base, then painted to match the sign background. Solid and heavy.

    They used to use signs like this at camps...
     
  11. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    I'll go back and see what I can find out
     

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