Brown Hall Sign

By Warren Snow at Snow Woodworks in Marshall, VA.

The Brown Hall Sign was made for a horse training facility.  It is displayed at horse shows to promote their business.  It is made primarily of mahogany along with other woods.  The face is composed of a variety of inlaid woods that are cut by hand and assembled like a puzzle to form the sign’s image.  For example, the pineapple is made of maple cut within the mahogany background.  The black lettering is inlaid ebony.  Identical images are on both sides of the sign.

The finish recipe began by sanding the wood surfaces to a smooth feel.  Then I applied a coat of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell, followed by multiple coats of GF Satin Arm-R-Seal.  A light sanding with fine sandpaper between coats resulted in a smooth final finish.  A hand-rubbed coat of Minwax Paste Furniture Wax completed the finish.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSign Of The Times

Products Used

  • General Finishes Seal-A-Cell
  • General Finishes Satin Arm-R-Seal
  • Minwax Furniture Paste Wax

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