Belmar Acres Sign

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Project by Tooch posted 05-13-2019 02:29 PM 764 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the friend who helped me scavenge this wormy chestnut asked me to make a new sign for his cottage’s campground. He has a little place on the Allegheny River about an hour and a half north of Pittsburgh, and there are about 12-16 other cottages in the plan that is known as Belmar Acres.

The Old sign (can be seen in image #2) was deteriorating beyond the point of repair, so this was a full-on replacement. The letters were carved out and then painted in order to stand out from the rest of the wood, and then hung on an old mailbox post. I never got a picture of its final location, but he was over the moon when he first saw it.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome and questions answered!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 05-13-2019 02:53 PM

Nice, clean and precise.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-13-2019 04:54 PM

Absolutely love it. The sign looks great. Love the Chesnut. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 05-13-2019 09:13 PM

Real nice sign, Mike!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-14-2019 02:49 AM

Very cool sign. I’m sure he went nuts for it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-15-2019 01:29 PM

Nice work Tooch. Looks very professional!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 05-30-2019 06:44 AM

I’ve noticed that chestnut works fairly well with signages. Perhaps it is that soft hue of its colour tone that makes signs look intriguing. I have a similar design for my storage shed which is more attractive than my ‘Welcome’ sign up front.

-- Stepen Giderson,

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