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Sandwich Board for Deli

PCM's picture

Hi there!


An off topic for this forum, but I'm looking for ideas.


I have been  commissioned to make a sandwich board for my neighbors deli. I made her one in the past, but now she wants a more "classy" one. I am looking for any and all ideas, sites to go to, etc.


Two sides, folds up for storage, chalkboard paint (this does work!), no casters this time, able to withstand gusts of wind, but not so heavy that it's heavy to carry in.


Thanks in advance!


Pete 

Gretchen's picture

(post #67266, reply #1 of 3)

I know woodworkers post here, but you might also post this on Knots--the Fine Woodworking site associated with this total site.


How tall do you want to make it?  For me, visualizing it, I would like the board to have a narrow (maybe 1.5" all around) "trim molding" that would be stained wood to contrast with the black board. And maybe specifically oak molding for its grain.  Or if not stained, then a good strong color, so the blackboard stands out.


I think the panels need to wide enough for the offerings to be legible from 3-4 feet--and so the "name" of the menu item and price is all on one line, with any explanation below it.


 


Gretchen
Gretchen
PCM's picture

(post #67266, reply #2 of 3)

Gretchen,


Thank you!


The oak trim idea will provide strength and looks. I will probably rabbit the plywood/chalkboard into the trim.


The size will be her decision, readable at least 6' away I presume.


I am going to post this at Knots, just haven't gotten to it yet.


Pete 

Gretchen's picture

(post #67266, reply #3 of 3)

Depending on what you can find, and your vision, you could put a slightly decorative molding on top to give some "weight" to the top.

Gretchen

Gretchen