Another Wedding Sign

It has probably been about a month or more since this sign was in action. I just ran across the pictures, and thought it might be a good idea to share it today.

I finished this in my brother in laws garage a day before the wedding. Nothing like procrastinating. Here is a picture of it unfinished:

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I crossed the base with a dado on each board opposing one another. The post is through mortise and tenoned into the base. I did give the base an ever so slight arch to the top, and I dished the under side so only the outside 4 edges touched the floor. It had a slight wobble but, I’m thinking that the lumber moved on me a bit. I’ll have to try to do better next time.

Each sight is stop mortised into the post. I did not use any glue on the signs so they could be removed for transport. That part turned out fairly well except for the first one. The tenon was a bit short and it wanted to sag slightly. I think I can fix that with some type of shim, maybe construction paper or something. All of the other signs stay in place just fine because the tenons are at least 2 inches long, and I paid more attention to the fit on the top and bottom of the mortise.

Here is the finished product in action. Lettering is courtesy of J. Gibbons again.

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The sign is made from rough sawn poplar that I have been letting dry for some time. I used one coat of cherry colored stain for the finish. It may need a top coat some time down the road. Thanks for reading, please ask any question, comments you would like. If you haven’t done so subscribe for updates.

Thanks

Brian

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