What does it cost to produce this freestanding sign?
Rusted steel and rough sawn wood deliver an urban/rustic look
By Braun Bleamer
Posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Planks and posts: $200
Two 30-by-84-by-3/8-in. steel faces: $300
PVC letters: $150
Total materials: $650
Design and prep file: 1 hour
Laminate panel: 1 hour
Assemble sign structure: 4 hours
Rust and clear coat steel faces: 1 hour
Mount graphics: 2 hours
Install: 2 hours
Total time: 11 hours
The Little Gap Kitchen & Bar is just down the road from my shop. The owner said she wanted a new sign with an Urban/Rustic look. She had no logo, so I was able to come up with one for the sign. I did the design knowing that if price became an issue I could drop some of the features, like the rusty steel faces, to get the price down. As it was she liked the whole concept, which was great.
There was a delay in getting the final approval and deposit, so by the time I had that, the grand opening was just around the corner. I had to get creative to push it through the shop in time.
Braun Bleamer’s shop, Jet Signs Inc., is in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.