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Veterans Barber Shop Sign

March 6, 2014
Veterans Barber Shop sign

Veterans Barber Shop sign

Just a quick post to crow about this cool sign we just hung. The Veterans Barbershop in Cookeville, TN is moving to a larger spot next door and they wanted to go all out in the new space. Coolest thing is they are taking over the old Greyhound Station, so there’s a lot of history there including a vintage phone booth. We wanted to make a sign that is in keeping with the vintage vibe.

So it goes a little something like this…

Veterans Barber Shop sign

Veterans Barber Shop sign

On the surface it seems pretty simple…white letters on a colored background, but putting something like this together takes a lot more planning than you’d think.  I won’t bore you with the details, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes here to make this magic happen. There are 3 background panels…silver, red, & blue, white PVC letters and a barber pole graphic.  All of those things have to be attached in specific order and be there for the long haul come hell or high water. It can be a tall order, but Bob’s formula works every time.  He basically has the whole sign put together in his head before he even turns the CNC mill on.  You have to with a dimensional piece like this.

I won’t say that we don’t learn something new each time we make a piece like this, whether it’s a sign or a piece of art or furniture. The trick is to make it look effortless, even when it’s not.

Veterans sign

Just hangin’ out at Veterans Barber Shop. Photo shoot anyone?

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