Step-by-step: Making a sandblasted redwood sign
By Dennis Stanworth
Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021
Early last year, an existing client of mine contacted me about upgrading the main ID sign for their apartment complex. They wanted a sandblasted sign near the entry and asked me to come up with a proposal.
The first task was to survey the site. I needed to determine the best location for the new sign and take a look at the logistics of removing the old. I also took some photos of the building for the design process. I was looking for some architectural elements, if any, that I could tie my sign design to.
As it turned out the building was very boring architecturally-speaking. There was no obvious design element I could find. I decided a wood sign with a dark brown theme would tie into the trim on the apartment balconies. It was the best I could do in this case.