Cedar Plaque


A classic car buddy of mine messaged me about making a plaque for his wife Jenny’s birthday. They had just bought her Grandma and Grandpa’s house and he wanted something special. Jenny’s Grandparents were known as Anne and Pappa, thus the names on the plaque. The color was chosen to match the predominant color in the house. I think it turned out nice. Roger did too, as he paid me twice what I quoted.

Roger didn’t want a routed edge, but I wasn’t happy with a plain edge so I scalloped the edges with my belt sander and painted the scallops to match the lettering. That little bit of character sure popped compared to the plane edges.

After painting the lettering and final sanding I finished it in Boiled Linseed Oil, as it was originally intended to hang on the front porch. I think it’s ended up inside.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

looks super ,nice work.

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Looks great, love the blue color!

Looks great and i use linseed oil a lot. For outside projects I cut it 50/50 with Turpentine give it great penetration brings out the grain brings out the grain and will not fade or turn white like some of the water seal products.

Thanks, Chris. Never thought of cutting the oil. Great idea.

Keith "Shin" Schindler