I made these three signs gratis for a young man who opened a small Tex-Mex restaurant about a year ago. It's basically a one man operation and he was on a tight budget. I told him I'd make the signs if he would feed me occasionally. He agreed. And his food is wonderful.
The first sign is meant to sit by the roadside at the entrance to his place. He also uses it when he caters at local events. I carved the signs on a CNC router, then hand-painted them.I used 1 x 6" and 1 x 8" pine boards, stained with dark walnut. I'm currently modifying the signs by adding a shadow for 3D effect. No picture yet. Use your imagination.
The middle sign uses a cabinet door, about 20" x 36". I CNC routed the image and lettering. Mostly my design. If you look close, the serape on the cactus has the Texas state flag embedded in it (a request from the owner's wife; both are Texans of Hispanic origin). The sign hangs on the entry door to the restaurant. I attached a piece of plexiglass to the face to protect it from the weather and vandals.
The third sign was a prototype for the middle sign. Just a scrap piece of 1 x 12" pine. The carving was not very good but once painted, the owner liked it and hung on a back wall. It looks OK from a distance.
I'd charge about $75 per sign.
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