Introduction: Welcome Sign From Reclaimed Lumber
We needed a welcome sign at the house to spruce things up a little bit. So, of coarse, can't do a run of the mill Hobby lobby rustic sign. But, they have some cool ideas. So I compromised and made one kind of like theirs. It's made mostly of reclaimed materials. Except some 1 1/4" roofing nails and trim nails. The reclaimed lumber is some yellow rough cut pine from pallets that is 1 1/4" X 3 1/4". And the trim is made from some 1 1/4" yellow pine that a rabbitted on the table saw and mitered on the chop saw.
Step 1: Pallet Wood
This pallet wood has been outside in the weather for a couple months. I thought it would look good without running through the planner and looking bright and clean. I actually used the 45 on one side and perpendicular on the other. originally 7" long.
Step 2: Lining Up the Wood
After cutting up the pieces, I layed some 1/2" plywood on top of, then nailed them up with 1 1/4" roofing nails.
Step 3: Vinyl Sign
I'm not much on free hand painting. So I cut out some vinyl and used it as a reverse template. Painted with white satin then removed the vinyl.
Step 4: Trim Trim Trim
This is just some spruce that is rabbitted and mitered for hiding the ugly edges.
Step 5: Paint and Finish
Couple shots of white satin and voila.