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Menard's had a sale on 1 x 6 x 4' glued up oak boards for under $5. I got 40 of them. Cut in half and glued together - this didn't come out all bad. Price was right.



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Great looking sign and a good deal on the oak. I wish we had a Menard's.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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These are being discontinued- - I'm watching the supply number on the net - - when it gets down below 100 I'm going to go in and ask the manager for a price to clean em all out -- there are several with split ends that have been put aside, but those few inches can be cut off. May or may not work.

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- this didn't come out all bad.
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no it didn't...
not at all...
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Looks really neat like that John . Great idea gluing up a bunch of pieces like that , makes for a nice effect
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I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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I'm wondering , how much of a pain is it to paint the letters?

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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It's easy to use black spray paint on them and sand it off the face after it dries.
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It's easy to use black spray paint on them and sand it off the face after it dries.
I tried using the spray and sand on oak once before and it was a PAIN. Oak is too porous and rough and doesn't all sand out clean unless you go down really deep. Doesn't take much to paint the letters semi careful and then just use the orbital sander and/or a dust mop to clean it all up. Uses less paint this way, too. And doesn't take much time, unless you carve half a book like Edison did.

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I'm wondering , how much of a pain is it to paint the letters?

The bigger the letters, the easier it is.

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I use sanding sealer on my Oak and Pine boards.
Apply it before you do anything else with the lumber.

Then layout, carve, paint, sand and seal.

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