What’s it cost to produce this 26-by-36-in. 3D sign?
HDU board and mahogany deliver a durable, attractive hanging sign
By Chris Bourgeois
Posted on Saturday, August 26th, 2017
HDU board: $225
Mahogany molding: $120
Acrylic letters and VHB tape: $110
Gooseneck lights: $150
Total materials: $1170
Design: 2 hours
Assemble sign panel: 1.5 hours
Paint panel and graphics and install graphics: 3 hours
Installation: 1.5 hours
Total time: 8 hours
I had done work for this customer in the past, so when they bought an historic building for their offices they came to me for the sign. The realtor’s brother, a graphic designer and friend of mine, had done his logo which was being used across all of their branding. The realtor wanted a sign that fit with the building and delivered a very professional look, so I came up with this design.
It’s 26-by-36-in. and double-faced. The sign face is 18-lb. SignFoam HDU board [www. signfoam.com]. The “hat” on top is a slab of HDU board, and a mahogany crown molding hides the bracket. I have found mahogany and HDU board to be extremely stable in an exterior environment.