We are introducing a collection of reproductions of hand painted signs of London, England, seen during our visit to London in April 2014. We have selected a half dozen signs to reproduce made-to-order and will be unveiling them one at a time here in our blog so that we can provide background and allow for your comments.
Starting with my favorite, the Serpentine Lodge Sign, located within Hyde Park across from the Serpentine Lake. The photo here is of the Serpentine Lodge, a perfect little cottage along the lakeside walkway.
For our custom-made cedar french corner rectangle house plaques, we cut corners.
Four corners in fact.
A good corner cut is one where both sides are the same length. Looking just at the cut signboard itself can be a little deceiving. We start from 5/4″ thickness Western Red Cedar, seen here. Then mark out the radius of the french corner cutout. Mark and make the cuts. Continue reading
Why start blogging about hand painted wood signs? That was the question I asked myself when my wife suggested that a do a blog. Sounded like more work.
But the next day, I was speaking to a sign customer for whom I made a cedar oval sign for his historic house in New York, and he mentioned that he doesn’t do Facebook. Alas, my reason for a blog — to reach my customers who do not use Facebook. Continue reading