Step 4: Assembly

Start by pinning the sign to two A-frames via the middle screw hole.  Align the A-frames and get the other twelve screws in, flushing the sign edge to the frame as you go.  Use 1-1/4" screws with a #10 washer for superior old, as the aluminum is so springy it can snap and pull out screws if it doesn't feel like cooperating.

Pop in a cross-bar with two long screws per side and some glue.

Take a rounded bastard file and hit each of the holes along the seams so they won't scratch or snag clothing.  A couple quick strokes per will do.  Also make sure to sand or file the coating on the sign where it cracks; the sharp plastic there is actually more of a scratch hazard than the aluminum itself.  Older painted signs don't have this problem.

Clean them off with some dish soap and a sponge, then a final swipe with Windex and have yourself a well-deserved seat.
Wow this is really cool! Now I know what I can do with all of these extra <a href="http://www.outreachneon.com" rel="nofollow">signs</a> I have lying around my house in Kelowna. Thanks!
Oh these are awesome! I just wish I knew were to get street signs here in NC :( <br> <br>There's three main signs I'm looking for just as decorations around the farm; a stop sign, a tractor sign, and a horse riding sign.
Great instructable. There are few shops or classes to learn how to make <a href="http://www.topmade.com/signsandservices.php" rel="nofollow">signs here in Calgary</a>, so thanks!
Love it. Simple and fun. But where do you get the street <a href="http://www.topmade.com/signsandservices.php" rel="nofollow">signs</a>?
I LOVE IT! <br>so easy to do and looks great.
Great job! You are more then welcome to visit www.loopstyle.se and post a Loop! Idea + creativity + recycling = Loopstyle
For people searching for signs, you should be able to contact your city hall or town hall and find out where the signs for your municipality go. Google your town name and &quot;City Hall&quot; for a phone number. Ask where you can purchase street signs. You may also try &quot;Transit&quot;, &quot;Transportation Department&quot; or &quot;Highway Department&quot;. Some cities (like here in Seattle) sell their signs for about 5-10 dollars once a year. Larger signs go for more. But on the last day of the sale or the day after, you can often go pick through and take some less desirable signs or leftovers.
just managed to buy a sign thats right for the job, ifs a bit beat up tho (very rusty) so im debating weather or not to re-paint it, but looking forward to making the stool
Does anyone know the best way of contacting their local highway engineer yard? I can't seem to figure out where one is.
Where can I get said signs?
By reading the instructable.
Nice finished project. A good instructable. Have you ever tried constructing sacrificial jig, and use heat to aid in bending the metal? I' think one could get sever bends before a wooden jig was scorched beyond further usability. Here I'd grab the 18 inch crescent wrench to get leverage during the bending.
Nice idea!<br><br>I would just recommend to use a rubber hammer to prevent all the scratches you made on the sign while bending it.
Great project. I am in Georgia. Do you have any suggestions regarding how I can contact my local State Highway engineers yard or other legal means of locating unwanted signs? Thanks.
Hey all, I addressed legal sources of signs along with a disclaimer about stealing signs right here in the first step. Please don't post comments that ask questions that are directly answered in the text.
How illegal is this, though? This isn't going to cause anyone to be tempted to go around snagging signs just to make home furnishings, is it? :P
This project is illegal because it's possible for someone else to make their own version using a stolen sign??? You might wanna think that one through again.
It is not illegal if you own the signs. If someone is stupid &amp; disrespectful enough to steal something, that is the responsibility of the thief, not the author of an instructible.<br><br>Talking to your local city, county, stave provincial works yard that deals with road signs may just get you the materials you need to make a project like this. There may be bullet holes or other &quot;character&quot; in your stool seats, but that is something I, for one, would appreciate.
Nice work! Got me thinking, though... I don't have any street signs, but I do have a lot of license plates. Got any ideas for those?
Awsome! Well done!!!! Would also be a visual reminder (the stools with the arrows,) to cue family members to push their stools in when not in use, so that clumbsy mom's (moi) don't trip over them ;0)!! BTW, I have no wood working skills, nor do I own carpentery tools. Do you think there might be an IKEA hack some how?
Nice, now I'm thinking License-Plate foot stools...
:0) and so it begins...licence plate wallpaper????? ;0)
I want one SO bad, I just don't have most of the power tools. I wonder if I could con my step-dad into making it for me?
What a great way to use materials that would otherwise just sit there wasting away. I'm inspired-something like this would be great for the man cave!
I always love your work!
Great job, might do this with some of my signs, got my own wee obsession...
Very nice. They've got a cool look to them. <br><br>I have access to a bunch of old signs from the city where I work. Hmm... This got my gears turning!

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