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Planked wood sign

  • May 24, 2017
  • Art

BuiltbyJessie
BuiltbyJessie
BuiltbyJessie
BuiltbyJessie

These are a few pictures of wood signs I make using reclaimed lumber.

I used wood from a pallet I disassembled using my reciprocating using a metal and wood blade. I measured out that width of similar boards and cut them in a variety of width sized planks using my miter saw. I used my table saw to rip some boards to get them in different heights. I also used table saw to cut up 1/4" board as backing for my sign. I stained the boards in a variety of shades and allowed them to dry. The following day, I used wood glue and 18 gauge nails to put the wood planks onto the 1/4 board. I allowed the glue to dry. Used clamps as needed for boards that refused to stay flat. Once glue up was dry, I passed the whole thing through the table saw to get it to the final dimensions I wanted (being very careful of where my nails were placed so as to not get any nails on the blade). once I had my final size, I used the miter saw to cut 2 pieces of the 1x2s the width of the plank board and then 2 other pieces of the 1X2 were cut to the over all height of the board (to include the added 1.5" added by the 1X2s (that would be added to top and bottom).
After painting the frame, I then used the nailer and wood glue to attach the frame.
I painted a message on the sign and applied a top coat for added protection.

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  • These are great! Awesome build and painting.
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 5, 2017

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Planked wood sign

by BuiltbyJessie
May 24, 2017

These are a few pictures of wood signs I make using reclaimed lumber. I used wood from a pallet I disassembled using my reciprocating using a metal and wood blade. I measured out that width of similar boards and cut them in a variety of width sized planks using my miter saw. I used my table saw to rip some boards to get them in different heights. I also used table saw to cut up 1/4" board as backing for my sign. I stained the boards in a variety of shades and allowed them to dry. The following day, I used wood glue and 18 gauge nails to put the wood planks onto the 1/4 board. I allowed the glue to dry. Used clamps as needed for boards that refused to stay flat. Once glue up was dry, I passed the whole thing through the table saw to get it to the final dimensions I wanted (being very careful of where my nails were placed so as to not get any nails on the blade). once I had my final size, I used the miter saw to cut 2 pieces of the 1x2s the width of the plank board and then 2 other pieces of the 1X2 were cut to the over all height of the board (to include the added 1.5" added by the 1X2s (that would be added to top and bottom). After painting the frame, I then used the nailer and wood glue to attach the frame. I painted a message on the sign and applied a top coat for added protection.