Introduction: How to Build an a Frame Standing Sign
Hey guys, this standing A frame sign can be used anywhere for anything.
It can withstand harsh weather conditions for a long period of time.
My main purpose for building it is for store fronts and Advertising
One side is a white board and the other can be used to slide in a print,
or another white board you can also use permanent marker to make it rain proof.
Please remember the wood material can only last a couple years in rain before it starts to rot.
Step 1: Materials
3 lenghts- white pine (.75" x 2.5")
1 lenght U channel aluminum (.5 x .5 x .5)
Oil paint or any weather proof paint
A light weight piece of material to stick the vinyl on
i used 1/8 PVC board as its weather proof and sturdy enough
Step 2: CUTTING
This sign was made to be 3ft tall x 2ft wide
ill edit the description to just 1 frame even though i made 2
materials to cut
3ft (4 pcs) 45 degree cut on 1 edge of each material
2ft (2pcs) 45 degree on all edges
Step 3: BUILDING THE FRAME
Please refer to the video above for this part
i used wood glue on each edge and stapled it together on both sides
build the 4 faces first then let the glue dry
next you want to line them up straight and add the hinges
put together the frame and make sure the legs stand evenly
adjust the hinges to suit.
Step 4: ACCESSORIZING
Now that your frame is built the next step is painting
For this i used a special outdoor oil paint. but any weather proof paint can work
The idea is to protect the wood as much as possible while also looking good.
Once the paint is dry i added one of these hook and ring sets on each side. (see image above)
This will keep the sign from opening and closing while in use.
Next step is to add the U channel aluminum (see image above)
I cut 3 pieces big enough for ONE SIDE OF THE FACE
2pcs (30") sides and the 1pcs (24") base
the sizes will depend on how you build your frame.
I used a very strong Grey back VHB tape (a super strong 2 sided tape)
Step 5: MAKING THE WHITEBOARD
I will do another tutorial on how to stick vinyl on any material.
I stuck the white vinyl on a sheet of PVC 30" x 24" and taped it to the frame
the same VHB tape from earlier.
And now your sign is completed!!!
You can make both sides a white board and skip the U channel slider.
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