Our Priest changed his mind and did not want a stand-alone sign, so I made them to sit on the back of the pews. I bought the maroon cloth covered lead ears from a church/funeral parlor supplier web site, and had the placards engraved at a local trophy shop. The wood is red oak, with one coat of MinWax golden pecan, and two coats of Amber shellac, with a light hand sanding between the coats.
This really isn't much of a project, but it is my first experience with shellac. I've got to say, I really like how easy it was to work with, and I think the finish looks good.
Now I want to buy some flakes to experiment with. By the way, how long will the quart of shellac I bought last on the shelf before it starts giving trouble?