What’s it cost to produce this 24-by-30-in. sandblasted sign?
The classic look of western red cedar, gold leaf and paint
By Noëlla Cotnam
Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2019
Western red cedar: $250
(material, shipping, planing and joining)
Sandblast mask: $65
Gold leaf: $85
Paint and misc: $50
Total materials: $450 CDN (About $340 US)
Design and prep file: 3 hours
Lay up, cut panel: 80 minutes
Sandblast panel: 30 minutes
Painting: 2 ½ hours
Router-carve letters: 90 minutes
Gilding: 80 minutes
Total time: about 10 hours
It’s always nice when a customer comes to you because they have seen your work and want one of your signs. This is one of those signs.
Much of my work is custom signs for farms and residences so this is a very typical project for me—a 24-by-30-in. sandblasted western red cedar sign with prismatic carved letters finished with gold leaf.