Custom iron work adorns this sign. Cedar planks glued up with west system epoxy. Once the carving was executed the sign was then sanded and sealed with a penetrating epoxy sealer. After that step there are two more coats of west system using special clear hardener for uv protection and a high build.
After that dried we sanded it flat and used awlwood performance yacht coatings. Now the natural portion is complete and we begin layering automotive base coats in a variety of colors. All finished off with a coat of sparkle in the base clear coat then everything buried in ppg clear coat.
The concept drawing was projected onto the sign slab after cutting the oval out.

This is a 2" thick slab of cedar that has been reverse routed so the letters are raised above the base.  The sign was then epoxied with CPES (good stuff).  The raised letters were painted a base of black then a coat of prismatic pearl applied over the top.  The color shifts as you move around the sign.  Then the whole thing was clear coated with Awlgrip urethane.  It had to stand the rigors of Austin sunlight.  

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