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Rustic Wooden Signs

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Before technology made signage bigger, bolder and brighter, signs were more subdued and basic.  The signs from a century ago were often painted on wood.  This version is paint on wood but is routed to add texture.
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Tools
Tape measure
Pencil
Marker
Saw (table saw if possible)
Hammer
Router
1/4" straight plunge bit
Clamps 
Paint brushes
Eye protection
Hearing protection

Materials
1" x 6" board (new or used)
1-1/2" x 3/8" trim stock
Wire nails
Paint & cleaning materials
Exterior varnish (optional)
Picture hanging materials (optional)