I recently got excited after watching one of my subscriber’s videos (The Naked Carpenter) about how he created this really cool personalised sign for a friend’s wedding.
He made it look so easy so I gave it a shot. Printed a font on A4 paper, spray glued it to 9mm OSB chipboard…. Stop.
Plus my sign was probably too small as it got really tricky to jigsaw inside the letters without the right table and clamps.
But I really wanted to make a coat rack that was in our newly decorated hall and in a place where you can’t see a messy pile of coats as soon as you walk in.
(BUT SORRY, I’M PAP AT DRAWING ON A COMPUTER)
The idea that I’m aiming for is this:
- Cut the font out, discarding the background of the font (but I’m open to other suggestions)
- Paint in Denim Drift by Dulux to compliment one of the walls in my hall, or slate grey.
- Fix to our contrasting painted wall or attach to an interesting 1 metre long (from top to bottom) wooden panel – The Naked Carpenter stylishly used palette wood.
- Attach 4 vintage black coat hooks.
I thought this idea was extremely simple, but my Dad (who’s been a carpenter for almost 50 years) insists that a scroll saw wouldn’t work as my sign is too big.
But while filming for my YouTube channel, I was forced to stop as it OSB chipboard was far too weak and broke.
You live, you learn. But once I’ve managed to make a font (vinyl stickers aren’t my thing), I can continue the coat rack making and filming as usual.
(THIS IS WHAT I WAS GOING FOR MINUS THE LIGHTS, PLUS THE COAT HOOKS)
Disclaimer: This post is an entry into the #MyCustomSign www.smartsign.com blogger challenge. *It was by pure chance that they were running this competition.