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I could use some input on this project.

Is this too busy, or too floosey for a wedding gift?

Originally, I didn't have the flourishes in each corner. So do I remove a couple or all?

Their last name is Kotal. Since I used the house to replace the "o", I thought it would be nice to use the heart, and paint it red. Keith's mom suffers from heart disease, so the red seems appropriate.

Note: I already have the work piece stained and ready to carve. The stain is a dark brown (Rustoleum KONA). That is why I was thinking about using white for the text.

OH, and four pegs to make it a coat rack.

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I personally like the black,I also might remove the est think most people would understand thai is when they were married the reason to balance the lettering on the board

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My vote would be #2. But that is just my choice others may not agree. Like the coat rack idea.
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I like both 1 and 2, without the "Est"
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Very nice idea. Can't really choose between the three but the middle one- the black stands out better, IMHO. My wife and I have a goblet that is etched with our first names and the date- June 17, 1972. Didn't think I remembered, did you?
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I like the black, and have no problem leaving the est on. Not thrilled with the top tho. My preference would be to have the last name on the sign under the two names. Might have to make the sign a bit taller, but that would be no biggie. Coat hanger would be your choice. Or, make it a key rack, always handy, and make a separate coat tree.
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I like the black, Mike. And the 'est.' is used often on signs like this so I have no issue with it. It's a good looking sign/coat holder!

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I like the black, and have no problem leaving the est on. Not thrilled with the top tho. My preference would be to have the last name on the sign under the two names. Might have to make the sign a bit taller, but that would be no biggie. Coat hanger would be your choice. Or, make it a key rack, always handy, and make a separate coat tree.
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The white lettering looks good on the black background. But yours isn't black so you could use either one, really. I still like the black lettering on yours.

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Mike, I'm going to take a little bit from some of the other comments:

I like #1 with the white lettering (I think black is too dark), but would remove the "est". I like the name on top but I would remove the house and leave the heart for the "o". I do like the flourishes in the corners.

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