What’s it cost to produce this 23-by-32-in. sandblasted sign?
Sandblasted red cedar makes a beautiful residence sign
By David Showalter
Posted on Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Allwood western red cedar sign blank: $130
Sandblast mask: $45
Total materials: $205
Design: 20 minutes
Cut panel to shape: 25 minutes
Apply stencil masks: 65 minutes
Sandblast: 35 minutes
Rout edge: 10 minutes
Painting: 80 minutes
Total time: about 4 hours
I’ve done quite a few signs for private residences over the years. It started with a few signs for cottages at the lake and kept growing. Sometimes they come as the result of doing other sign work for someone. I have several signs like this in my display area and that has helped sell more of them. Some customers never think of getting a sign like that until they see that you do them.
Such is the case with this customer. I did truck lettering for their business and that led to a sign for a lake cottage. This one is for a winter home in Florida, which explains the theme.