Making a country house number sign is a bit different from a normal urban sign, due to the size of the land relative to the road, the signs are generally A LOT BIGGER!
As CNCROi.com makes everything on-demand to customer specs, making a micro or macro house number sign is no problem at just about any scale out of any material you want, in this case, white paint filled CNC laser engraved and cut Pine.
Although I could have easily made this project with my CNC router for the same effect, I went with our Austrian wide-format industrial laser because I had another concurrent project on the same piece of Pine so it was just easier to keep on chugging along with what was already set-up instead of starting-up and calibrating another machine in the CNCROi.com shop.
Just for fun, I thought I’d make a quick pass to vaporize the mask followed by a deeper engraving pass using the laser, just to see how the filming focus worked when it was re-engraving an area.
CNCROi.com has made a variety of custom-house number signs, just about any style that you want, from cedar with black paint filled number and name to something simpler out of Corian, we do them all!
We can also produce signs at any level of completion, so if you want to paint fill your brand new house number sign or even cut it out of the raw material to make it “yours”, CNCROi.com has no problem with that at all!
The engraving pass is done for two reasons, the first, create a difference in-depth from the side of the “99” house number sign and the area that will be paint filled and secondly, create a very rough surface for maximum paint adhesion and surface area.
We want this sign to last a VERY LONG TIME so extra layers of paint, polyurethane and other things are done to maximize longevity so that people will find this country house for years and years to come.
After the engraving of the country house number sign is complete, it’s time to cut it out of the Pine, as most of the areas don’t have a sharp inner corner, that’s why this could have easily been made using our CNC router which would have produced pretty much an identical sign minus the contrasting darker edges on the outside of the “99”.
All done, the country house number sign looks great, it’s time to jump right into spray painting as we want to keep the mask on, there is no point in removing the mask as it would require even more sanding to remove it from the higher plain surface of the “99”.
Yes, if you wanted a house number sign made out of solid stainless steel, CNCROi.com can make that too!
You can see the grain, roughness and the slight depth our laser made with the mask on the surface which should make for a quick paint fill at CNCROi.com HQ…
… and everything looked great, once the masking was removed though, that’s when the white didn’t seem so white for contrast against the Pine making up this custom country house number sign, so it was time to resolve that issue!
Yeah, that looks “good” but it can be made a lot whiter!
That involved using a hand brush and adding layer upon layer upon layer of white paint until every surface of the engraving what gleaming white on this custom country house number sign!
You see, that’s way better!
After a sanding, the amount of contrast is dramatically better, hand painting allowed paint to get into areas that the spray couldn’t across multiple engraved axis.
If you need a custom house number sign, you know how to contact, CNCROi.com!